Fastest way to get an entire FBSD system back online?

Peter Giessel pgiessel at
Wed Mar 2 22:55:02 UTC 2011

On Mar 02, 2011, at 12:50 PM, Ed Flecko <edflecko at> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I confess I'm more familiar with "Windows" and for years I have
> "Ghosted" PCs as a very fast way to get an entire PC back online in
> the event of a drive failure. I can easily get a PC back online within
> the hour using "ghost" (or some drive imaging software).
> Is there something similar in the FBSD arena?...some form of "backing
> up" a server so that if a drive fails, upon replacement of the
> drive(s), the OS can be very quickly recovered from a backup (of some
> sort), or from an image, etc.?
> What options are available??? Suggestions???

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