On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Eric wrote: > James Smallacombe wrote: > > On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Jerry McAllister wrote: > >> True, but I think the poster was suggesting that dump/restore is > >> a better way than using tar. > > > > I'm not as familiar with BSD dump...does it compress well? Also, what's > > this? > > Take a dump > dump -0uanLf - /var | bzip2 | dd of=/some/path/dump-var-level0.bz2 > dump -0uanLf - / | bzip2 | dd of=/some/path/dump-root-level0.bz2 > dump -0uanLf - /usr | bzip2 | dd of=/some/path/dump-usr-level0.bz2 > > Restore a dump > To Restore Interactively
Thanks, this seems to be doing the trick. However, I am getting a ton of these upon restoring the contents of /usr on the new server: warning: cannot create symbolic link ./src/sys/i386/compile/NEW_NS1.SMP/modules/usr/src/sys/modules/if_ppp/machine->/usr/src/sys/i386/include: File exists Is it just that the symlinks already exist on the new server and it won't overwrite them the way they overwrite regular files? Thanks again, James Smallacombe Internet Access for The Delaware [EMAIL PROTECTED] Valley in PA, NJ and DE PlantageNet Internet Ltd. http://www.pil.net ========================================================================= _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"