Clone a FBSD system with something in the likes of ghost
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Oct 3 16:49:08 UTC 2016
On Sun, 2 Oct 2016, lokadamus at gmx.de wrote:
> At this point there are some similar products like norton ghost. One is
These are mostly going to do the same thing as dd(1) when they don't
understand the filesystem. Clonezilla does understand UFS, and I have
used it once or twice to clone a FreeBSD disk. I still prefer
In the old MBR days, there was no serious problem with partition tables,
because there was only one partition table at the start of the disk.
GPT puts one at the start of the disk and the end of the disk, so binary
copying a smaller disk to a larger one puts the secondary partition
table somewhere before the end of the larger disk. It's not really
possible to copy a larger disk to a smaller one with dd(1), so that
problem does not come up.
I recommend backing up first, then setting up the target disk partitions
Then use dump/restore to copy from the original:
> The problem is always, that is can't boot, when it come from a hdd to a ssd.
I have not experienced this, but my first guesses would be that bootcode
was not installed, or that it is one of the earlier FreeBSD versions
that did not boot at all if the secondary GPT table was not correct.
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