Server hang

James Griffin jmzgriffin at
Wed Jan 8 14:22:57 UTC 2014

On 01/08/2014 12:43, eras mus wrote:
> Dear List,
> As per your advice after so many attempts of fsck on the partition, fsck is
> waiting infinitely for /usr partition /dev/ad4s1e. So I given up fsck.
> As someone adviced in the list, I disabled ACPI in setup and when BSD
> booted I've chosen the second boot option ACPI disabled.To my surprise
> machine came back to normal mode.
> With all your help,  the website started and is running fine now. I would
> like to take a mirror or exact backup full copy of the Hard Disk (which I
> don't belive. It is a 80 GB very old Hard Disk). A desktop PC is used as a
> server. So I would like to make the mirror copy of this unstable Hard Disk
> to another hard disk. So that in case this hard disk  fails I can replace
> the Backup hard disk so that the server will be up in no time.
> Is it possible to take such a mirror copy of such a  hard disk so that i
> can replace it as a hot swap. I request all of your expertise. How to do
> hot swap?please shed some light on it.

Use dump and restore programs to copy your hard disk and restore to new 
one. I find they are the best tools to use.

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