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Date:      Sat, 30 Dec 2006 16:06:45 -0800
From:      perryh@pluto.rain.com
To:        steve@digitalbluesky.net
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: how to mount an already freebsd paritioned external usb drive onto a new freebsd install
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> I was running FreebBSD 5.x until a few days ago at home on a little
> shuttle cube server with a celeron processor when my hard drive
> appeared to develop multiple problems and finally died.  I had a
> western digital external usb hard drive attached to the server that
> I used for daily backups ... The WD usb drive has a freebsd partition
> on it already.  I want to mount this drive so I can start to move
> backed up data to the new box ...

Depending on how you plan to extract the data, you may not need
to mount it at all.  dump(8) will open and read the special file
(/dev/whatever) directly.



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