how restore an unencrypted dump on an encrypted file system?

saeedeh motlagh saeedeh.motlagh at
Sun Sep 30 07:48:37 UTC 2012


i have a similar problem too.  can you explain in detail what you have
done step by step? i wanna know if my problem is exactly what you


On 9/29/12, s m <sam.gh1986 at> wrote:
> 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.
> thanks
> 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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