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Date:      Tue, 18 Feb 2003 23:27:08 -0500
From:      "Allan Jude - ShellFusion.net Administrator" <dukemaster@shellfusion.net>
To:        "'Ted Cabeen'" <secabeen@pobox.com>, <adrianbsd@globalpc.net>
Cc:        <freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Symantec Ghost-like app for UFS?
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PowerQuest (makes of Partition Magic) make a program called Drive Image
I have used it in a FreeBSD partition before, you can boot off of the
rescue floppies, and do drive to drive, or even create and image and
save it to a windows share over the network, it reads the data sector by
sector, so the output is exactly the same, this is both good and bad, if
the drives are the same, it is very good.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG
[mailto:owner-freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG] On Behalf Of Ted Cabeen
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:12 PM
To: Adrian Gonzalez
Cc: freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: Symantec Ghost-like app for UFS?


Adrian Gonzalez <adrianbsd@globalpc.net> writes:

> Is there anything out there that resembles Symantec Ghost but works
> with FreeBSD partitions?
>
> Basically I want to be able to transfer a FreeBSD installation from an
> old hard drive to a new one without having to reinstall, reconfigure,
> etc.

If the only change is the hard drive, you can dd the old disk to the
new one without any problems.  If you want to enlarge any of the
partitions, you can boot in single user mode, create the partitions on
the new disks and then do a dump/restore combo to transfer the files
to the new disk.  

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