On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 09:48:27PM -0600, Tim Pushor typed: > Hi all, > > I do CPIO style image backups of my FreeBSD systems. In the event that I > need to restore one of these backups, I usually use the FreeBSD > installation media to fdisk and create filesystems, then mount the new > filesystems and restore the CPIO archive. > > This system works great for me, but I would like to automate the > restoration process. I have worked a little with fdisk and disklabel > back in FreeBSD 2.x days (and trying early versions of OpenBSD) but > wouldn't really know where to start automating that process. ( I do > write code, but the thought of trying to use disklabel to read the > geometry of the disks, calculate sizes, cylinder boundaries, etc give me > a headache ) > > I would really like to specify minimum sizes of partitions and > filesystems, with one having all the excess (rather than having to count > cylinders). > > I've done some searching on Google and havn't really come up with > anything conclusive. > > Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Sounds like you want to use sysinstall in batch mode. The manpage sysinstall(8) gives a detailed explanation on how to do this. Ruben > Thanks!, > Tim > > (Please CC me on the reply as I don't subscribe to this list) > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"