Creating clone of a HDD including boot partition
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Wed Dec 15 08:00:17 UTC 2010
> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Tue Dec 14 09:01:02 2010
> From: nagios <nagios at todoo.biz>
> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:42:42 +0100
> To: Liste FreeBSD <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Subject: Creating clone of a HDD including boot partition
> I have setup a tailored made configuration (1 UFS partition + 1
> swap + boot sectors) for some hardware that I am reselling and
> would like to clone one existing HDD (tailor made) and be able to
> dump to another new HDD.
> System is running pfSense with FreeBSD 7.2 and soon 8.x
> What would be your suggested method to achieve this goal.
*IF* the disks are the same size/geometry, then simply dd(1) from one raw
device to the other.
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