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I need to backup my FreeBsd Operative System, what can i do?
I want to backup it (FreeBsd Operative System complete) to another hard disk or CdRom like Ghost do in Windows Systems.
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Ravi Goru earned 200 total points
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Hi Darknighter ..

can u have a look at the following link..

http://www.digitalissues.co.uk/html/os/misc/partimage.html

.. be sure of what u r doing .. or otherwise..u can try this on a test setup first ..!!

and then start with the real one..!!

best of luck ..


RaviGoru
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You can use g4u (freeware ), download from:

http://rfhs8012.fh-regensburg.de/~feyrer/g4u/

please read the doc before you start
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Open_BSD/Q_20841457.html

basically there  is no hidden obscure data structures that keep FreeBSD working, so normal file backup is always enough.
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Use dd (DiskDupe) - Highly configurable shell programm for any moment of your life ;)
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You could write a shell script to mount the hard drive in off hours and copy all data via rsync or cp. The nice thing about rsync is you can use excludes and it will only copy deltas. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
John
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Hi All,

Can u please explain clearly regarding

I need to backup my FreeBsd Operative System, what can i do?
I want to backup it (FreeBsd Operative System complete) to another hard disk or CdRom like Ghost do in Windows Systems.

As it is difficult to follow the matter you have provided,please provide step by step execution for the process.
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