When a System Dies; Getting back in operation again.

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri May 1 17:28:44 UTC 2009

On Fri, 01 May 2009 12:07:22 -0500, Martin McCormick <martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu> wrote:
> 	Can I use the FreeBSD installation disk in rescue mode?

Yes, you can. The only thing you have to ensure is that
you have a means to access the dump files, for example
via network or from optical media (DVD).

A bit more comfortable is the use of a live file system
such as FreeSBIE.

> The idea would be to boot the CDROM, go in to rescue mode, mount
> the new drive which may be blank right now, and then use restore
> based on the last dump of the system we are trying to revive.

I'd suggest to use FreeBSD's sysinstall to make the new
disk bootable, i. e. create slices, create partitions,
format them. If you've done this correctly, you can
easily use restore to read in the dump files and put
their contents back on the respective partitions (from
where they have been created).

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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