Thanks for your answer. I can mount all the partitions (ubuntu via the mount_ext2fs command).
So, I could use DD, but then I would have to do this every time I want to be synchronized. This would be the firts thing I could try, when the disk drive arrives. Then I would know I have at least a copy of the full disk. Hmm, I have to think this over, but nice knowing this is an option. --- "Peter A. Giessel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 2006/09/29 14:08, Dino Vliet seems to have typed: > > I waant to use this extra drive as a backup > solution. > > What options do I have? > > > Dump is an excellent solution if you can mount all > partitions > (see > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/backup-basics.html > for details on using dump) > > DD would be another option that would copy the > entire hard drive sector > by sector, regardless of the partitions. If you are > interested in > basically a "mirror" sort of situation without > running RAID, dd is what > you are looking for. > > dd doesn't care what the partitions are, indeed you > could even backup > Microsoft partitions with it. > > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=dd&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+6.1-RELEASE&format=html > > basically: > dd if=/dev/sourcedisk of=/dev/backupdisk bs=1m > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"