Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Jun 8 22:08:02 UTC 2012
Ronald F. Guilmette writes:
> I got a lot of disks here, so that part is not a problem. I just
> need to make sure that I'm gonna do this the Right Way[tm].
> (I've already been making my own ham-fisted disk-to-disk backups
> in the past, but I'm sure that the way I have been doing that is
> sub-optimal, so I'm here seeking knowledge of how to do this the
> Right Way.)
> The bottom line is this... I know how to use cpio, and would like
> to use it to create a complete and _bootable_ backup of my main
> system disk. (My main system disk has only one BIOS partition,
> and that is sub-divided into the usual set of FreeBSD partitions,
> you know, /, /dev, /tmp, /usr, /var, /usr/compat/linux/proc, and
As far as I know, the only way guaranteed to preserve metadata
is dump/restore. See previous (not necessarily recent) discussion
(on this list, and possibly in the Handbook) for more information.
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