What is the best way to image copy a FreeBSD system?

Jan Henrik Sylvester me at janh.de
Tue Feb 15 16:22:59 UTC 2011

On 01/-10/-28163 20:59, Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Xn Nooby wrote:
>> On Linux I use clonezilla, which understands the EXT3 filesystem, and
>> it can skip unused space (I'm using about 3GB out of 1TB).
>> On FreeBSD, I have to fill the 1TB drive with zero-filled files, then
>> delete them, on each partiton, since CloneZilla uses DD+gzip on the
>> entire drive.
> Some of the development versions of Clonezilla do understand UFS. It's
> been a few months since I looked at this, and I need to go back and
> figure out exactly which.

I tried a version of Clonezilla that understood ufs and it was really 
fast copying a slice: It did not understand disklabels and copied only 
the a partition pretending that it did the entire slice.

Did you try to copy a slice with multiple partitions?

Jan Henrik

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