On Dec 30, 2007 11:47 AM, Robert Fitzpatrick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Running dump(8) and restore(8) would allow you to back up and restore > > your system. > > > > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=dump > > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=restore > > > > This is typically used with tape, although you can dump to disk as well. > > > > If your data/system is critical, you ought to already have some backup > > strategy you could restore the system from to your new RAID. If not, > > you might put one in place (RAID != backups). > > Yes, of course, we have data backup and can restore after reinstalling > everything, but I was looking for a complete system restore option. I'll > look into these docs, thanks. There is no tape system, so I guess the > only hope is if it can be dumped and restored from an NFS drive. From > looking at the docs, it does appear this is possible, as long as the > data in on a fs mounted by fstab?
Can be data on a mounted fs or an umounted filesystem altogether: 'files-to-dump' is either a mountpoint of a filesystem or a list of files and directories on a single filesystem to be backed up as a subset of the filesystem. In the former case, either the path to a mounted filesystem or the device of an unmounted filesystem can be used. (dump(8)) DS _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"