Hi all, I have been researching the use of 'dd' quite a bit lately as I have had to clone a newly setup server.
The clones are done, and everything seems to be working fine. I was wondering though, if one had a newly setup disk on a 74 GB SCSI dirve, is there some know turning that can be done to clone it to a smaller drive? Say 36 GB? Of course I ask the questing with the caveat that one of the file systems final size (on the 36 GB disk) would of course have to suffer. So lets say we had a brand new freebsd setup on a 74 G disk swap 2GB / ufs 2 GB /usr ufs 5 GB /var ufs 5 GB /home ufs 60 GB and wanted to copy it using 'dd' to a 36 GIG drive, even though there obviously would not be enough room for /home to be the original size? Can 'dd' be set to truncate a fs? Can the (/home) filesystem geometry be corrected after a regular 'dd' to the new drive? -Grant _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"