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Old 16th July 2008
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Hi all,

I have this 80G machine here which I want to turn into a dualboot with 40G each, Win and FBSD.

As it seems impossible to just resize the slices and partitions, I guess the best way is to copy my current system to a backup-server in the network, repartition the disk and copy my old BSD system back.

What do you think and what's the best way to do accomplish this?

TIA
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I've done something similar with the application "partimage". Maybe this could be the solution you are looking for.
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dump -0Lauf - /dev/SLICE | bzip2 /backup/file.bz2
Then copy over net with scp or samba or whatever....
later, on newly formated UFS slice
copy to some place where you have free space (lets say /dir
mount /dev/SLICE /some/mountpoin
cd /some/mountpoint
bzcat /dir/file.bz2 | restore -rf -

cd /
umount /some/mountpoint
and that's it, basically


if yo don't want to compress data, remove bzip2 and bzcat part and replace - with /dev/SLICE
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killasmurf :
Good, but don't forget to double check the pathes in vital system files like /etc/fstab.. and other friends.
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killasmurf :
Good, but don't forget to double check the pathes in vital system files like /etc/fstab.. and other friends.
you cna still extract them, from backups
read restore manpage
you don't need to extract all files....
Only thing for this you will need to use decompressed backup
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