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Date:      Fri, 6 Oct 2006 11:36:14 -0500
From:      Dan Nelson <>
To:        Grant Peel <>
Cc:        "Peter A. Giessel" <>, freeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Disaster recovery.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <009a01c6e964$82c49300$6401a8c0@grant>
References:  <038b01c6e94c$37144760$6401a8c0@grant> <> <009a01c6e964$82c49300$6401a8c0@grant>

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In the last episode (Oct 06), Grant Peel said:
> Is it possible to boot the machine using a 'live' freebsd silesystem
> via cd? Then setup the /mnt , setup the new filesystems, then use
> restore to briung the real data to the disk?
> I guess my question really should have been, if you install a new
> disk, or re newfs a disk, how do you start the machine, a freebsd
> boot disk? (without installing freebsd to the machine that the
> restore are going to overwrite anyway!).

A livecd (freesbie, or the FreeBSD install disc 1) will suffice.  I
usually use sysinstall to fdisk/disklabel/newfs, then drop to the shell
to run ifconfig, nfs mount the server with my dumps, and  restore.

	Dan Nelson

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