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

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Feb 18 14:05:53 UTC 2011

On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:30:17 -0800, "Robison, Dave" <david.robison at fisglobal.com> wrote:
> 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
Directory. UNIX doesn't have "folders". The correct
(technical) terminology is "directory". That's just
what it is called.

Sorry for being that pedantic, but I'm sure you don't call
a file "sheet of paper" or the monitor "the TV", or the
whole computer "the hard disk" or "the modem" respectively. :-)

Back on topic:

As it has already be pointed out, the advantage of dump is
that it can operate on mounted partitions (-L highly re-
commended) as well as unmounted ones, which can be needed
under certain circumstances (e. g. due to security concerns).
For synchronization, rsync is a fine tool. I would also like
to mention the cpdup program (found in ports) which is also
very handy for rsync-like tasks.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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