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Date:      Fri, 25 Feb 2000 21:20:40 -0500
From:      Walter Brameld <brameld@twave.net>
To:        Alfred Perlstein <bright@wintelcom.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: What to do when your Hard Drive achieves escape velocity?
Message-ID:  <00022521273800.02997@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain>
In-Reply-To: <20000225175140.N21720@fw.wintelcom.net>
References:  <00022520010701.02808@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain> <20000225175140.N21720@fw.wintelcom.net>

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On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, in a never-ending search for enlightenment, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> * Walter Brameld <brameld@twave.net> [000225 17:49] wrote:
> >    I'm sure I am missing the boat here somewhere, but I can't seem to
> > find any documentation as to how to restore my system in the event of
> > a catastrophic failure. Both the Handbook and The Complete FreeBSD
> > give some information as to how to back up data, but not how to do
> > the above. To me this seems like a valuable piece of information to
> > have on hand. 
> > 
> >    If anyone could point me to a source, I would appreciate it
> 
> I think the next step would be to restore the data?
> 
> I'm not sure exactly what you're asking here, if you have backups
> then all you need to do is repartition and restore from the
> backups.
> 
> Can you be more specific?
> 
> check out "man restore".
> 
> -Alfred

I did check out "man restore". I also checked "man disklabel", man newfs" and
"man do I have a headache". I guess my point was, it would be nice to have a
step-by-step procedure documented somewhere. Granted, all the information is
available but it's not always easy for someone who is brand new to Unix/FreeBSD
to put it all together on their own. That was the whole point in my purchasing
something like The Complete FreeBSD. I understand the concept behind "RTFM"
(Thanks for not saying it). The thing is, I thought I had bought TFM just for
the purpose of R it. 

--  Walter Brameld

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