resize freebsd slice

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jun 12 14:13:21 UTC 2010

On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 04:32:17 +0300, Giorgos Tsiapaliokas <terietor at> wrote:
> i have a problem while i am trying to restore the dump files..
> i followed your instructions but when i give
> "restore -rf /backup/root.dump" i receive the following error:
> expected next file 188417,got 4

This *may* be okay, but it would be good if you would check the
recent mailing list archives; as far as I remember, it has been
discussed in detail (and with examples) about how to clone a
system from one disk to another, also using dump + restore.

> and the output of ls in the /mnt directory is:
> .snap
> restoresymtable
> terietor

I'm not sure what the third entry should be; can you provide
"ls -laF /mnt/" and additionally check that your root.dump has
a size corresponding to the occupation of the / partition the
dump was taken from?

Remeber: Only a working backup is a (good) backup.

According to "man restore":

	Note that restore leaves a file restoresymtable in the root
	directory to pass information between incremental restore passes.
	This file should be removed when the last incremental has been

Did you make a full or incremental dump?

> what is going on?

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