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

Xn Nooby xnooby at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 02:26:00 UTC 2011

Wow, that article is just what I was looking for!  I will check out
your other articles too.  Thanks!

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:33 AM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> 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 http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/backup.html
> It covers variations of dump/restore, and also mentions Clonezilla and dd
> and their advantages and disadvantages.  Feedback welcome.

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