set desktop environment offline

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jul 11 16:29:02 UTC 2015

On Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:05:05 +0530, arnab bhowmick wrote:
> Hi gays I have 2 laptops both with free BSD 10.1 . One with GNOME and other
> with KDE desktop environment. Now is there any process which I can do to
> crate a backup of these desktop environment in CD or pen drive? Which I can
> use to install to re-install these environment in offline mode or more
> clearly without Internet??

There are two main methods supported by the OS: One is the 1:1 copy
mechanism using dd, the other one is the "classic" method of using
dump + restore (which requires a little preparation of the target

You can find both of them explained here:

Note that if your target machine is technically different from your
source machine, you might have to do some changes after the transfer,
such as a different GPU, different sound hardware and things like
that. And setting another hostname will also be a good idea. :-)

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