how restore an unencrypted dump on an encrypted file system?

s m sam.gh1986 at
Sat Sep 29 13:06:11 UTC 2012

thanks Fabian for your answer. i don't know what exactly information
is needed but i tell what i did up to now.

i have two partition, one is encrypted and the other one is not. the
unencrypted partition has boot folder. when i copy FreeBSD base system
files, FreeBSD start up correctly but when i restore dump files,
FreeBSD doesn't start up correctly.

i hope this information help to understand what is wrong.

On 9/29/12, Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen at> wrote:
> s m <sam.gh1986 at> wrote:
>> I backed up my freeBSD 8.2 box by dump command and now want to restore
>> this dump file on an encrypted file system (i used geli to encrypt my
>> file system) but do not know how to do that.
>> is there any way or command to restore an unencrypted dump on an
>> encrypted file system? i tried to restore my dump file as when file
>> system is unencrypted.
> Can you read the files after attaching the provider manually?
>> this is what i've doe: I decrypted my encrypted file system by "geli
>> attach" command, then mount it and restore dumps. but when i restart
>> my system, FreeBSD doesn't start up correctly (PXE boot menu is shown
>> and when i select freeBSD, boot.config runs but nothing happend).
> You do not provide enough information to give a meaningful answer.
> One possible mistake would be putting the kernel itself on
> the encrypted file system, but the list of things one can
> do wrong is pretty long.
> Fabian

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