Hi,

On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:28:40 -0400
"Grant Peel" <gp...@thenetnow.com> wrote:

> I am in the midst of setting up the framework for new servers using
> FreeBSD 9.1. I used the bsdinstall and Manual`` option when setting
> up the disk geometry using GPT - graphical setup.
> 
> The idea will be to eventually dump the 4 file systems, (/, /usr /var
> and /home) and restore them on other servers when the time comes.
> 
using a separated home is a very good idea.
>  
> http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/disksetup.html

I have had only one problem with this description. I could not boot
from a GPT setup on my machine done as described there. But I have a
disk done with PCBSD based on 9.0 which booted well. I cannot tell you
if this is a problem caused by a later chance on the side of FreeBSD.

> Which worked well. But as yet I do not have dumps to test with.

If all worked well for you, I do not see any problems coming for you
then.
> 
> I was wondering in anyone sees any issues creating the drive geometry
> using this method, with the intent of restoring dumped filesystems to
> to, including the root filesystem.

I have some drives which partitioning I did according to this. The only
problem I have is booting. The rest is all working perfectly.
> 
> I am yet to use 9.1 to do so, so any tips would be appreciated.
> 
If you want this for serious servers, you might even consider 8.3, if
your hardware is supported. Nothing beats the robustness of the older
FreeBSD versions.

Erich
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