g4u option

Patrick Lamaiziere patfbsd at davenulle.org
Tue Nov 10 23:47:51 UTC 2009

Le Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:00:56 -0500,
"Jean-Paul Natola" <jnatola at familycareintl.org> a écrit :

> I'm trying to figure out ,if possible, how to get g4u to only clone
> data, i.e.
> I have an 80 gig drive  but my OS and applications only come to about
> 6gigs that’s what I want to clone to the new drive.
> Is there a way to accomplish this?

g4u uses dd(1) to dump the disk or a partition, then it compresses
datas with gzip. It copies *all*. You can save size by filling the
filesystem of the  partition with '0'.

This is in the FAQ of g4u:

g4u is based on NetBSD, not FreeBSD.

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