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 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"