backups & cloning

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Sep 30 03:45:41 UTC 2009

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:37:50 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> Why make it harder than it needs to be?  Call it / or /var or /usr 
> instead of /dev/ad0s1whatever.  dump will handle it. 

This works without problems as long as it is running from the
system to be copied. In case you use a live system, it doesn't
know anything about the associations between devices and the
mountpoints; this information is, as far as I know, obtained
via /etc/fstab. This is important to know especially if the
source and target disk have different layouts and concepts,
e. g. /dev/ad0s1d = /var -> /dev/da0s1e = /var (different
partition names for same subtree).

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