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

Robison, Dave david.robison at fisglobal.com
Fri Feb 18 02:30:46 UTC 2011

I like bacula, I've used it for years.

I also like this command Julian once taught me:

find . -name | cpio -pdmluv /destination/folder/here

On 02/17/11 18:25, Xn Nooby wrote:
> 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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