Anything specific to keep in mind restoring from rsync ?
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 25 00:13:42 UTC 2017
On 08/24/17 21:58, Warren Block wrote:
> Don't use rsync for this. If you do, be sure to add the half-dozen
> options that preserve hard links and keep the /rescue directory from
> growing unexpectedly. The preferred methods are dump/restore for UFS
> (http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/backup.html) and
> zfs send | zfs recv for ZFS.
Thanks Warren, but too late : - )
I did an rsync (-aAXv --exclude-from ./excludes) to backup, and then a
reverse rsync (-aH) to restore. It worked very well for me - both for
Linux and FreeBSD.
But there have been a few responses at freebsd-questions that
dump/restore should be the preferred solution for this (when / has to be
backed up, mainly owing to hard links). Next time I need a backup, I
will use dump+restore.
But I am inclined to ask one question here : does FreeBSD actually have
any system-installed hard links (other than . and ..) ?
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