On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 06:53:36PM -0500, J.D. Bronson wrote: > At 05:03 PM 8/31/2008 -0600, Lloyd M Caldwell 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. > > Are you trying to resize the same disc or migrate to a NEW disk? > > Migrating to a new (larger) disc is trivial, at least in my experience. > (I have never tried to resize any partitions though on a same disc, > since new hard drives are cheap enough) > > Here is what I do to migrate to a totally new disc: > > Shutdown and install 2nd DRIVE > boot machine... > run sysinstall on the 2nd DRIVE (slice/dice/and setup MBR) > > then I run a small script like this: > (Some presumptions are made ahead of time here) > > #!/bin/sh > > newfs /dev/ad2s1a > newfs /dev/ad2s1d > newfs /dev/ad2s1e > newfs /dev/ad2s1f > newfs /dev/ad2s1g > newfs /dev/ad2s1h > sleep 4 > tunefs -n enable /dev/ad2s1a > tunefs -n enable /dev/ad2s1d > tunefs -n enable /dev/ad2s1e > tunefs -n enable /dev/ad2s1f > tunefs -n enable /dev/ad2s1g > tunefs -n enable /dev/ad2s1h > sleep 4 > mount /dev/ad2s1a /mnta > mount /dev/ad2s1d /mntd > mount /dev/ad2s1e /mnte > mount /dev/ad2s1f /mntf > mount /dev/ad2s1g /mntg > mount /dev/ad2s1h /mnth > > dump -C 32 -0Lf - / | ( cd /mnta ; restore xf - ) > dump -C 32 -0Lf - /usr | ( cd /mntd ; restore xf - ) > dump -C 32 -0Lf - /var | ( cd /mnte ; restore xf - ) > dump -C 32 -0Lf - /home | ( cd /mntf ; restore xf - ) > dump -C 32 -0Lf - /staff | ( cd /mntg ; restore xf - ) > dump -C 32 -0Lf - /users | ( cd /mnth ; restore xf - ) > > umount /mnt* > > > Then shut down. > Place the 2nd drive in the 1st slot and turn it back on.
This is the right way, except you left out creating the /mnta.../mnth mount points - which you probably already have created, but are not there on a base system. ////jerry > > Maybe there is a better or simpler way, but I have been doing this for years > and never had any issues. > > YMMV > > -JD > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"