> > We're currently doing a back up of a FreeBSD 4.9 (2) server by plugging a > USB external drive in and then doing > > cp /dev/ad0 /dev/da0 > > This takes about 30 hours, (USB 1). > > Is this the best way to do it, or can someone suggest a better way. We'd > rather not have the server offline while we do it.
I would suggest using dump (and restore if you need something recovered) if you can because cp may not preserve everything appropriately. or dump | restore if you are trying to build the file system on to the other disk. I wonder also about your choice of devices, but I don't know how you created them or mounted them. Actually, I would use their mount names rather than devices anyway. Or am I missing something here? Using dump[/restore] won't speed anything up, but it would make sure it is usable later. ////jerry > > Cheers, > > Richard > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"