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Date:      Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:40:48 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Milan Knizek <knizek@volny.cz>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Backup using dump and restore from dvd - restore cd loaded to ram ?drive?
Message-ID:  <44slcz7c3j.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <200702191937.51967.knizek@volny.cz> (Milan Knizek's message of "Mon\, 19 Feb 2007 19\:37\:51 +0100")
References:  <200702191529.l1JFTqnI072474@lurza.secnetix.de> <200702191937.51967.knizek@volny.cz>

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Milan Knizek <knizek@volny.cz> writes:

> On Monday 19 February 2007 16:29, Oliver Fromme wrote:
>> knizek@volny.cz wrote:
>
>> A simpler solution for your restore problem would be
>> to simply use a standard FreeBSD installation CD,
>> then make a minimal installation on your hard disk
>> so you have all the tools that you need, then restore
>> your actual backups.
>
> How does restore behave when restoring to a live root file system (despite the 
> recommended split of /, swap, /usr, ... I am using a single partition of 
> freebsd slice for the complete system + swap + encrypted partition for some 
> data + different hdd for photos)?
>
> I want to be sure that the restored system is exactly the same as on backup, 
> that is to preferrably use -r option.

For that case, I would follow the same advice from Oliver Fromme,
except that instead of booting to a minimal installation on the hard
disk, booting the fixit disk (to get the tools without having the hard
disk mounted at all).


-- 
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
		http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/



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