On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 20:53:06 +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote: >OK; how did you install initially? Was the whole disk used for BSD? >Did you follow the defaults during installation? > >If both the latter questions are answered in the affirmative then you >might go back to installation and try to create the same slices, partitions >and mount points.
I thought I had recorded my partition sizes, but I had not saved them. I found enough data in my backups so the data loss is minimal. At this stage I want to concentrate on improving my backups for the next time. >> Is there a way to backup the disklable and slice info? >> > >Yes, disklabel and fdisk have facilities for outputting their current state and this >can be redirected to file and then stored on your backup media or a floppy disk. > >I do this on a regular basis Could you share the commands please? >In my opinion dump and restore are the best backup and recovery mechanisms >for BSD. I will work on a dump/restore mechanism. I will do that weekly. Have a database running which may not backup well. On weekends I can shutdown everything for the dump process. I plan to dump to a file in the second HD if that is possible. I also just bought a DVD burner to backup to it essential data to take offsite besides the copy on the second HD. Thanks for the advice. If I had only had a backup of the disk info this whole experience would have been less problematic. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"