On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 6:29 PM, Eric <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Kevin Sanders wrote: > > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > > i wrote this up: > > http://mikestammer.com/dokuwiki/bsd:dumprestore > > after setting up dump/restore for my backup solution. i used it to migrate > from old hard drives to a RAID1 setup on a 3ware controller and everything > went well. > > what errors are you seeing? > > Eric >
I don't have them handy, but I got the header dumpdate warning, which I guess is harmless. Then I would get hundreds of "expected next file A found B" error. Sometimes it would suddenly give me an abort [yn], if you hit n, then you just get another abort [yn] until you give up. I'll check out your link and give things a few more tries. I figured I must be doing something wrong since dump/restore is so highly recommended as the best choice. Thanks, Kevin. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"