----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshua Oreman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Mark" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: Ghost for FreeBSD


> > > cd /mnt/root
> > > /sbin/dump -L -f- /|restore -rf-
> > > cd /mnt/var
> > > /sbin/dump -L -f- /var|restore -rf-
> > > cd /mnt/usr
> > > /sbin/dump -L -f- /usr|restore -rf-
> >
> > I have heard this before, but I never understand this part. :) How
> > does creating a /mnt/root directory, and restoring in that directory
> > get my / slice back? Then the restored data will just sit
> > in /mnt/root! What good does it there?
> >
> > Or should I create /mnt/root as partition, about equal in size to the
root

> To mirror the root partition to another:
> # mkdir /mnt/root
> # mount /dev/<ROOT-MIRROR-DEV> /mnt/root
> # cd /mnt/root
> # /sbin/dump -f- / | restore -rf-
>
> You will not *need* to umount the root partition.

Ok; what you have done is made a dump on the root mirror device; great! But
how do I now tell FreeBSD to use that "restored" partition as /? Edit
/etc/fstab to effect the change for the next boot? I have a nagging
suspicion it will then still boot off the old / slice.

- Mark

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