Creating clone of a HDD including boot partition

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Dec 15 14:31:05 UTC 2010

On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:00:15 -0600 (CST), Robert Bonomi <bonomi at> wrote:
> > 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.

And if it's not, use the recommended standard transfer
method of dump + restore. Before you can do so, run a
script (e. g. from a live system CD) to perform the
slicing and partitioning according to your needs
(fdisk, disklabel/bsdlabel, newfs, tunefs, or geom
tools, or zfs tools).

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