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Date:      Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:54:15 +0100
From:      krad <kraduk@gmail.com>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: best way to replicate system
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On 21 July 2011 09:13, Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have set up a machine that is 100% configred and now needs to be
> duplicated to an arbitrary number of other machines (23 currently)...
> none of the machines have optical drives (or floppies) so it has to be
> a USB install... what is the best way to do this all I can think of is
> "make release" or make a diskimage and dd it
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A quick and dirty way is to get a working freebsd on a usb stick or cdrom,
run a script that slices up the disks, newfs, and mounts them then rsyncs
all the files across from the original server. Ive used this method many
times for doing backup restores.



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