On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:46 AM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote: > Adam Vande More wrote: > > On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:35 AM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca > > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>> wrote: > > > > Adam Vande More wrote: > > > On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:26 AM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca > > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca> > > > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca > > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>>> wrote: > > > > > > Yes, this is true and that is why I thought that glabel would > > > work; I am > > > trying to set up my computers with identical clones that I > > can update > > > with changes on the master machine from time to time and > > thus prevent > > > data loss in case of problems. So I use ad12 as the main > > system; if it > > > were to crash I would then boot from ad6 which is identical. > > But the > > > /etc/fstab is identical in both machines. So if I boot from > > ad6, I > > > will > > > get booted from ad12 ... so that doesn't work. It looks like we > > > need an > > > unique identifier for each disk. > > > > > > > > > Why not use gmirror? > > > > > > > > > -- > > > Adam Vande More > > because I am not using RAID. :-( > > > > > > gmirror + ggated = disk or slice replicated to remote system > > > > -- > > Adam Vande More > You ae trying to give me a migraine. :-) > But what happens if the disks are not identical in size? Dump/restore > allows for that; dump/restore will copy only the used date and not the > entire partition or slice. > > It depends on what your end goals is which is still not entirely clear. Do you want a disk that can be unplugged from a machine and used to boot immediately in your orginal system in case of hd failure. If yes then gmirror + ggated is the way to go. If you simply want data to be backed up on regular basis, something like rsync is easier.
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