On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 01:15:52PM -0800, mojo fms wrote:

> I can run a check disk on it and it returned that the file system was
> previously mounted on /mnt/backup and returns that the file system is in
> good shape.  I will have to wait until I get back in front of it to attempt
> the dump piped to restore.  I have never had to recover a drive like that,
> is there anything specific I should look at for switches or just dump
> /dev/ad2s1 | restore?

Use:    dump 0af - | restore -rf -  
> 
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 7:13 PM, <per...@pluto.rain.com> wrote:
> 
> >  "mojo fms" <fbsdli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I was working on an upgrade to 6.3 from 6.2 and I lost power
> > > during the install which hosed most of my system.  Instead of
> > > trying to really recover it I decided to just rebuild.  I have a
> > > backup of my /etc and /usr/local/etc on a different drive that
> > > should be fine, it was just mounted under /mnt normally and used
> > > for backups.  My problem is that I installed 7.1 and was careful
> > > not to erase any data on that drive, but my only options for a
> > > partition to mount is /dev/ad2s1.  When  I try to mount that it
> > > gives me "mount: /dev/ad2s1 : Operation not permitted", what can
> > > I do to get the data off of it?  I only really care about my /etc
> > > information  but it would be nice to get all of the information
> > > off of it.

Is it already mounted as something?

Do a df -k      and see what shows up.

Was it just  /dev/ad2s1        or   
more like    /dev/ad2s1a      (or some other partition letter?

////jerry   

> >
> > Supposing ad2s1 is in fact the slice containing the filesystem in
> > question, and the filesystem was originally made directly on that
> > slice without partitioning it, it should be possible to run dump(8)
> > against it and pipe the output to restore(8).  This should work if
> > the slice is readable, even if it cannot be mounted.
> >
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