backups & cloning

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Sep 30 03:50:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Polytropon wrote:

> 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).

Yes, you're right.  I only realized that after sending... so I just sent 
an additional message.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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