ufs snapshot help

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Apr 23 18:47:08 UTC 2015

On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:32:00 -0700, jungle Boogie wrote:
> I also came across Warren's site on backing up systems:
> http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/backup.html

Mandatory. :-)

> So because freebsd now puts everything under /, it is more ideal to
> use something like dump or are you in the same boat and it requires
> separate partitions?

The dump program operates on file systems. So if you put
/ and every subtree onto one partition, you can use dump
to dump that _whole_ partition (no matter if it's a MBR
or GPT partition).

In contrast, if you only want to dump /var or /usr, and
those are separate partitions (not on the same file system
as /), then dump will work as intended.

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