Peter Boosten <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Malcolm Kay wrote: >> On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 06:51 am, Peter Boosten wrote: >>> >>> The /usr/ partition was 74Gb, and it took (according to dump >>> 52631 seconds (~ 14.5 hours) to copy. Both disks are IDE, in >>> the same machine on different IDE controllers. >>> >> The time for dump/restore normally depends more on the occupancy of >> the partition than its actual size. This is one reason why we avoid >> using dd for this purpose as we must then copy the entire >> 74Gb rather than just that used. >> > > Hmmm, I didn't even know it was possible to dump a partition > unmounted. Try that next time then. The actual partition size was > ~200GB, but around 74Gb data.
If you can, it's always *much* preferable to dump an unmounted partition. I suspect your problems here had more to do with the bad disk, though. -- Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"