On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:44 am, krad wrote: > On 28 February 2010 15:42, Elias Chrysocheris <elias...@cha.forthnet.gr>wrote: > > On Sunday 28 of February 2010 15:26:54 Frank Shute wrote: > > > I've got a machine here running 7.2 which I want to > > > upgrade to 8.0 but looking at the root slice it is > > > woefully small: > > > > > > $ df -h > > > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > > > /dev/ad4s2 190M 146M 29M 84% / > > > devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev > > > /dev/ad4s4 129G 15G 104G 12% /usr > > > devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% > > > /var/named/dev > > > > > > I've got a CD/DVD writer on that machine along with a > > > 100MB ethernet connection to my desktop. > > > > > > How do I go about upgrading it? Dump/restore and change > > > the partition table? > > > > > > Any suggestions gratefully received. > > > > > > > > > Regards, > > > > Yes. The dump/restore should do the trick as long as you > > have another medium > > to store the dumps (such as another hard disk). You will > > store the images of > > your slices to the new medium using dump(8). You can then > > use FixIt console to > > re-partition and re-slice your hard disk and then restore(8) > > your images in the newly sliced hard disk. Actually, if you > > have another hard disk device, you can use piped > > dump/restore to copy the whole system from one disk to the > > other and make the second one your bootable disk. Of course > > you must have sliced the second device first. > > I've done this many times. The first was to remove an > > openSUSE partition I had, > > living in the same hard disk as my FreeBSD. The second time > > was to move my FreeBSD to another hard disk (physical > > device). The new disk became my boot disk. > > The third time was to move my system to another bigger hard > > disk device and at > > the same time be formated as ZFS. > > Now my system boots from this third hard disk device, having > > ZFS and the operating system is the same as that I first > > installed (of cource updated...) > > > > Elias > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > > freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > You might well find it easier to use rsync rather than dump. > Just make sure you use the following flags > > rsync -aHP --numeric-ids
To preserve extended flags set with chflags you also need --fileflags and the fileflags patch enabled on installing rsync. For example look at: #ls -lo /var and note flag on empty. Malcolm Kay > > I use it in our backup setup at work, and have restored > countless freebsd boxes. > > When you repartition the drive remember to add the boot blocks > > eg > > fdisk -B ad0 > bsdlabel -B ad0s1 > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"