Fastest way to get an entire FBSD system back online?

John Levine johnl at
Thu Mar 3 15:14:36 UTC 2011

>> It's not as automated as the Windows approach, but if you know what
>> you're doing it's mostly limited by the speed of the disks. ...

>Unlike "Windows", UNIX gives you the ability to create a fully
>programmable automated approach according to your needs, e. g. for
>multiple installations, defective systems can be booted via LAN, USB
>or CD, ...

Of course.  But the more interesting question is whether anyone's done
that, e.g., a script to put dumps and a description of the disk setup
on a backup device, and a boot image that will take the description
and the dumps and put them back.  As far as I know, nobody has.


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