I've been dumping and restoring a test system today, and I'm have very little success. Basically, I've been installing a base FreeBSD 7-RELEASE/i386 system, doing something like dump -0auL -f /mnt/test.root.dump, formating the drive and trying to restore -rf /mnt/test.root.dump. /mnt is a ufs formated usb drive. After the dump, I've even done a restore -rNf /mnt/test.root.dump just to make sure it doesn't complain out the dump file.
I've read the handbook, found a few articles, googled all the errors. The header dumpdate thing is harmless, the expected next file is from it being a live system, but I'm not ending up with a system that is very usable. Doing a df, I see that sometimes I end up with a restored slice that is about the same size as my dump file, sometimes less than half. I know I'm not being very specific with what's not working, but is anyone really using dump/restore and having success with the restore part? I'm now full of doubt and worry that my real systems are not really backed up. I really wished this worked as easy as falling out of a boat and hitting water. Kevin _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"