> > Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > By the way, I notice that in the FAQ on moving to a "huge disk" > > it uses the 'x' switch on the restore and I think it is more > > appropriate to use 'r'. So, 'restore rf -' as I indicate in > > my post instead of 'restore xf -' as in the faq. > > Actually, it might work either way, but I think 'r' is more correct. > > It will, indeed, work either way, but the "r" flag will do a newfs. > Because the example had already done a newfs, this is redundant (and > wipees out any special parameters you may have used in the original > newfs invocation).
Hmmm. I have restored lots of dumps using the 'r' switch and never saw it do a newfs. In fact the man page for restore tells you to make sure it is pristine by doing a newfs before the restore. Actually, I do restore -r into directories that are not even the root of a file system and had no problem or seen any newfs occur. -- I do that when merging one system to another and don't want to deal with naming all the files on the restore. ////jerry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"