Re: dump and restore
- From: Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 13:36:47 -0400
Peter Boosten <peter@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Malcolm Kay wrote:
On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 06:51 am, Peter Boosten wrote:
The time for dump/restore normally depends more on the occupancy of
The /usr/ partition was 74Gb, and it took (according to dump
52631 seconds (~ 14.5 hours) to copy. Both disks are IDE, in
the same machine on different IDE controllers.
the partition than its actual size. This is one reason why we avoid
using dd for this purpose as we must then copy the entire
74Gb rather than just that used.
Hmmm, I didn't even know it was possible to dump a partition
unmounted. Try that next time then. The actual partition size was
~200GB, but around 74Gb data.
If you can, it's always *much* preferable to dump an unmounted
partition. I suspect your problems here had more to do with the bad
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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