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

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Feb 17 05:33:30 UTC 2011

On Wed, 16 Feb 2011, Xn Nooby wrote:

> I downloaded the "alternative testing" ubuntu-based version of
> Clonezilla, and it appeared to backup my FreeBSD machine. It
> identified my filesystem as UFS.  I will wipe the drive and try a
> restore later tonight.   It said it was backing up 30GB of files,
> which seemed odd for a fresh install.  The backup was 7.5GB.   There
> is a lot of good info in this thread, so I will be experimenting with
> the various methods discussed. It sounds like I really need to learn
> about dump/restore.

Pardon if I've mentioned this already, but I have an article called 
"Backup Options For FreeBSD" at 

It covers variations of dump/restore, and also mentions Clonezilla and 
dd and their advantages and disadvantages.  Feedback welcome.

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