Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

Peter Vereshagin peter at
Sun Jun 10 08:31:26 UTC 2012


2012/06/09 19:30:53 -0700 "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at> => To Arthur Chance :

RFG> Thank you Arthur, and yes, trying to back up a partition that's currently
RFG> mounted r/w using dd will almost certainly not produce the desired results.

You can make snapshot to back up rw-mounted volume with dd.
dump(8)ing rw-mounted ufs makes a snapshot behind the scenes.

Peter Vereshagin <peter at> ( pgp: A0E26627 

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