I just installed FreeBSD 5.1 on an i386 system several days ago, and am now in the process of setting up a backup/restore strategy.
For backups I am using dump piped thru ssh to my linux box (RH 8.0), and that has worked well, at least for the initial backup. I have not set up incremental backups using cron yet, but I think that should be fairly straight forward. What I need help with is the restore piece. I am trying to build a restore floppy using the script in the FreeBSD Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/backup-basics.html I am having two problems so far. 1. I am getting syntax errors with some of the commands in the script: "disklabel: dev/fd0c: no such file or directory" ^ what is this 'c' doing here? "newfs: illegal option --t" "mount: /dev/fd0a: no such file or directory" ^ what is this 'a' doing here? 2. I do not have a MINI kernel on my system, which is needed on the backup floppy. The script gives a sample configuration file to build this MINI kernel. I have looked at the Handbook on building a custom kernel, but it is a bit confusing for someone new to unix, and I am not sure how the instructions need to be modified for this special case. One last point. I realize for my setup that I will also need to put ssh on this floppy. Has anyone done this, and does the program fit? Thanks, Barry -- Barry Skidmore <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"