Wojciech Puchar wrote: > with identical drive make copy with dd > > dd if=/dev/ad0 of=/dev/ad1 bs=64k
Jerry McAllister wrote: > > You should fdisk the second drive and make is bootable and create > the identical partitions with disklabel ( you can use /stand/sysinstall > to run fdisk and disklabel for you if you want, though fdisk and > disklabel are not nearly as difficult as their reputations seem > to have them - especially now that some more work has been done > on their man pages) > > Then, use dump(8) piped to restore(8) for each partition to make > the duplicate copies - don't attempt to duplicate the swap partition. > And probably don't bother to duplicate /tmp unles, for some reason > you are keeping something more than immediate temporary stuff there - > you shouldn't if you can avoid it. dump/restore is probably better > than dd for such a thing and definitely better than tar for this type > of thing. > Don't forget to fsck the new partitions before (and maybe after) > writing them. Wojciech, Jerry: Thanks for all the input. Now to read up on dd and dump; my second HD will be here Thursday, I want to be ready. This FreeBSD is like people. There are many ways to make things work; there isn't just one "right way". It makes sense to rely on other's experience, and then apply it. Based on what I am learning from everyone here, I think there's a story to tell. So, I will carefully document my actions. Maybe someday I can repay the help and advice I'm getting now. Jay Rio Linda, CA USA _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"