Convert MBR Partitions to GPT

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Sep 6 21:44:36 UTC 2019

On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:25:21 -0600, @lbutlr wrote:
> On 6 Sep 2019, at 05:20, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > Now, journaling tends to cause problems when using dump to backup
> > data partition-wise (e. g., "dump -0Lauf /mnt/rootfs.dmp /dev/ada0p2”).
> I’m not sure that is a problem with journaling as opposed to a problem
> with dump.

I'm not primarily complaining about the problems between journaling
and dump, I'm complaining because the _choice_ is gone (or at least
choice now requires additional booting and fiddling with what has been
possible with ye olde sysinstall for decades).

> Pick one fo the following:
> 1. Journaling and rsync/tar/etc
> 2. ZFS Journaling/snapshots and dump to your heart's content
> 3. Use an older disk format

This is not always possible. Imagine a setting where you need to
introduce a new UFS-based system to a conglomerate where dumps are
obtained automatically at runtime. None (!) of the things listed
above is a solution.

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