Anything specific to keep in mind restoring from rsync ? (Re: Any reason to prefer 11.1 over 10.3 ?)
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 18 10:07:39 UTC 2017
On 08/18/17 13:19, Matt Smith wrote:
> On Aug 18 07:35, Manish Jain wrote:
>> I am going to have to install FreeBSD again on a box on which 10.3R
>> works well. Is there any reason I should prefer 11.1R ?
>> Thanks for any tips.
>> Manish Jain
> The main reason for 11.1 would be the expected end of life date when
> 10.3 will no longer be supported. As you can see from
> https://www.freebsd.org/security/security.html#sup that is April 30,
> 2018 whereas 11.1 will be 3 months after the release of 11.2.
> Obviously you can upgrade from 10.3 to 10.4, or from 10.3 to 11.2, and
> from 11.1 to 11.2 quite easily, but it's easier to start with 11 than it
> is to start with 10 and do a major version upgrade.
> Unless there are any strange issues particular to your hardware 10 and
> 11 should work identically really.
I decided that a fresh install would be too much effort considering the
ease of rsync to back up existing data.
The primary reason I am in the current muddle is that the / partition
has to be made bigger ( 30G -> 40G ). What I have done is rsynced (with
some exclusions) / to /mnt/backup
I have actually never restored data with rsync earlier. Precisely what
should I be doing to return copy out /mnt/backup over / ?
This is what I actually intend : if anyone spots something stupid,
please chime in now : - )
1) Install 10.3 again on the larger root partition
2) Reboot with the optical media and drop into a fixit shell
3) Mount the intended slash at /tmp and the partition holding the
rsynced backup at /mnt
4) rsync from /mnt to /tmp
Is the above a decent approach ?
Thanks for any insight/suggestions.
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