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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:34:26 -0500
From:      FreeBSD <freebsd@optiksecurite.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Advice for dump/restore over SSH
Message-ID:  <4974B9A2.4070709@optiksecurite.com>

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Hi everyone,

I'm having difficulties trying to clone a FreeBSD 7.1 PC to another 
exact same PC over SSH.

There is my the things I tried:

I found that link http://devpit.org/wiki/Dump_and_Restore_over_SSH which 
seemed exactly what I wanted. The problem is that FreeSBIE is not 
working on this PC (Dell Vostro 220 Slim). It seems to be a problem with 
the disk controler (can't mount the / partition).

So, I decided to install a minimal FreeBSD 7.1 on the PC to be cloned. 
I'm trying to dump/restore the /usr partition but I got warnings with 
the files already being present and it finally crashed SSHd just after 
transfering /usr/lib/libssl.so. After that, there is nothing to do with 
the PC, SSHd refuse to restart (segmentation fault).

The other soon to be a problem is to dump/restore the / partition (the 
kernel and the others currently used files).

My question is how do you clone PC over SSH (it would be too much a PITA 
to open each case to plug the HD directly in the source PC).

Thanks a lot for sharing,

Martin



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