Re: Scripted fdisk/slice/fs generation?

2004-05-10 Thread Tim Pushor
Kris,

That is *exactly* what I was looking for. Thank you!

I was trying to avoid the sysinstall route if possible.

Tim

Kris Kennaway wrote:

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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Re: Scripted fdisk/slice/fs generation?

2004-05-09 Thread Ruben de Groot
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
 
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Re: Scripted fdisk/slice/fs generation?

2004-05-09 Thread Kris Kennaway
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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