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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:04:35 -0800
From:      David Benfell <benfell@parts-unknown.org>
To:        Charles Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD - <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Want to reinstall, preserving existing configuration
Message-ID:  <20151210170435.Horde.Nx90DIB75H8kiNGSzfgBXol@mail.parts-unknown.org>
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Quoting Charles Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>:

> On Dec 10, 2015, at 1:22 PM, David Benfell <benfell@parts-unknown.org> wr=
ote:
> [ ... ]
>> Because there's nothing else terribly wrong, I'd basically like to=20=20
>>=20preserve the existing configuration. That includes ports and the=20=20
>>=20build options. Has anyone come up with a neat procedure for doing=20=
=20
>>=20this?
>
> Certainly: take a backup.

To me, this leaves some very important questions unanswered.

First, won't there be some differences in the configuration for UFS=20=20
versus=20ZFS?

Second, who has a sane backup method for a 500 GB disk that will put=20=20
all=20the boot stuff in all the right places on a restore? Particularly=20=
=20
when=20the bootloader is a different bootloader for UEFI on UFS than=20=20
Grub=20for ZFS?


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