On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 17:03:53 -0600, Lloyd M Caldwell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello, > > this all on a 7.0 freebsd system. > > Dump/Restore do NOT work as indicated in the handbook (or man pages). It > would be better to remove information from the handbook rather then have > information that doesn't work. > > I needed to increase the size of my freebsd root (/). I booted, single > user, attached a large usb freebsd formatted file system to receive the > backup image. I ran: > > dump -0af /mnt/d201gly-0.dump / > > it ran with no complaints and an image was left on the large usb file > system (d201gly-0.dump).
Did you really run dump on a 'live' filesystem? The filesystem may be changing under the feet of dump, while it copies data. That is bound to cause trouble later on. > I then booted off the livefs cdrom, went to the "Fix-it" from livefs. > > I ran fdisk to setup a pc partition for freebsd owning the entire disk. > I ran disklabel to setup and define the swap and 'a' root partition. > I ran disklabel to install boot blocks. > I ran newfs on this new 'a' partition. > I ran fsck and mount on the new 'a' partition placing it at /mnt/root. > I turned on the large usb drive, fsck'ed it and mounted it on /mnt/restore. > I cd into /mnt/root and run: > > restore -rf /mnt/restore/d201gly-0.dump > > it complains about '/' issues > it complains about 'expecting YYYYYY got ZZZZZZ' The manpage of restore says: expected next file <inumber>, got <inumber> A file that was not listed in the directory showed up. This can occur when using a dump created on an active file system. If this is the error you are seeing, then this is the explanation of what went wrong too. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"