Clone a FBSD system with something in the likes of ghost

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Oct 6 01:19:11 UTC 2016

On Wed, 5 Oct 2016, Alejandro Imass wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Jack L. <xxjack12xx at> wrote:
>> have you tried gpart backup src|gpart restore target?
>> That's usually how I clone my partitions
>> On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> Hey guys great discussion. Thanks for following up and all the ideas!
> I haven't done anything yet researching and making sure it will work
> OK and I end up with a stable syste.
> Most of my stuff is in jails anyway with EzJail so I'm thinking that
> if I upgrade my old system to exactly the version of the target
> installation the ezjail archive and restore feature will work well. I
> have done this before and works like a charm so long as both systems
> are prtty much the same version and equally updated. So I'm still
> undecided as to what the best approach would be at this point. I'm
> inclined for the ezjail archive restore right now as I know for a fact
> that it works.

ezjail is filesystem-based, so tools that deal with filesystems are 
appropriate.  The built-in backup and restore should do fine.

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