On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 10:17:50AM +0200, Ruben de Groot wrote:
> 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.

See also the diskprep port that was committed a few days ago.

Kris

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