On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 10:46:47AM -0400, magikman wrote: > Hello, > > The co-host that i use to host my email, web and DNS doesn't offer > the option of using FreeBSD. This isn't really a problem per-se, but i > would *really* rather use FreeBSD as it is what i am accustomed to and > most comfortable using. > > So, off to my question. They offer a "rescuemode" where i can boot into > and have full access to the disks. Do you think it would be possible to > maybe create an image of an existing BSD install with the same disk > makeup, etc. and dd it to the remote disk? Have any of you ever > attempted this before? The procedure that i was planning to use involved > using dd to pipe the image over a netcat connection.
It may be possible. It depends a lot on what they actually are doing and what your host is actually running on. Is it a virtual machine? If so, you might have trouble using dd, but you might be able to do it another way. How does their 'rescue mode' work? Is it some BIOS thing or maybe additional hardware or some Ghost-like or Acronis system. It that case, it might be difficult, but maybe. Anyway, it might be do-able, but possibly more involved than just doing a dd. Anyway, dd is not the best way to move a complete disk image from one system to a dissimilar system. If you can get enough control over the disk, can you do an fdisk and bsdlabel on it. If so, then you can create partitions and make the disk bootable if it is a real disk and maybe even if it is a virtual disk. Then newfs the partitions to create file systems on them and use dump/restore to move file systems' data in to place on the disk. ////jerry > > Thanks! > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"