When a System Dies; Getting back in operation again.
jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri May 1 19:32:51 UTC 2009
On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 06:21:06PM +0100, Craig Butler wrote:
> Bacula is your friend, tried and tested
The guy is making nice reliable dump(8)s of his file systems.
He doesn't need to waste time and energy with yet another thing.
Dump and restore work just fine, are part of the system and
handle situations like these most reliably..
> On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 12:07 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> > Let's say we have a system that is backed up regularly and it
> > vanishes in a puff of smoke one day. One can get FreeBSD
> > installed on a new drive in maybe half an hour or so but we also
> > need to get back to the right patch level and then we can say we
> > are back where we started. If you do not have hot-swappable
> > drives which we mostly do not, What is the best way to restore
> > the full system?
> > Can I use the FreeBSD installation disk in rescue mode?
> > 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.
> > Thanks.
> > Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK
> > Systems Engineer
> > OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group
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