Grant Peel wrote: > I intend to use Dump and Restore to completely copy the OS from the > older box to the two new ones. > > Before I do this, I have three questions: > > The current (older box) has only a 18 GB SATA drive on it. The two new > machines have 36 GB SCSI drives. So my question is, as long as the > partitions on the new box are names the same as the old box, and are > at least the same size, or bigger, dump and restore should work > without problems (?)
Dump/restore are not partition-bound per se; if you wish to restore your /usr partition in /var, for instance, restore will not keep you from doing so (I hope common sense will; but that is a different matter). Restore will restore in the current directory. So, if you wish to restore your usr partition, you could do something like this: newfs /dev/ad0s1e (if that is where your /usr partition resides) mount /dev/ad0s1e /usr cd /usr restore -rf/path-to-file > I will need to install a base OS on the new systems first, so I can > partition the drives and be able to connect tot the box, the second > question is, when I use restore, will it overwrite the kernel, if so, > can I protect the kernel from being overwritten? You cannot restore the root-partition on the root-partition that you booted from, because it is in use at the time. You need to boot from a different FreeBSD system (or 'fix-it' floppy) to make that happen. - Mark _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"