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Date:      Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:30:34 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        John Levine <johnl@iecc.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Fastest way to get an entire FBSD system back online?
Message-ID:  <20110303123034.9cd09de4.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20110302220739.27592.qmail@joyce.lan>
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On 2 Mar 2011 22:07:39 -0000, John Levine <johnl@iecc.com> wrote:
> It's not as automated as the Windows approach, but if you know what
> you're doing it's mostly limited by the speed of the disks.  Use dump
> rather than an image copy so you only restore what's actually in use.

Unlike "Windows", UNIX gives you the ability to create
a fully programmable automated approach according to
your needs, e. g. for multiple installations, defective
systems can be booted via LAN, USB or CD, then it can
be determined _which_ system it is automatically, and
the proper backup sets can be restored. Partitioning
tasks (labeling, slicing, partitioning, newfsing and
tunefsing, as well as other pre-restore tasks) can
also be fully automated, reducing any interaction to
zero (which is less than nearly-zero), which means
that it's even better automated than "Windows".

By the way, you can create similar procedures if you
are using ZFS.


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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