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Im aboot to do a complete reinstall of FreeBSD 7. There is, however, lots of data that needs to be backed up. And i wonder what the easiest thing would be. Either my favorite, dump , or rsync? I would need a second drive in both cases
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I think you need second hard drive for fresh install of FreeBSD 7 . if you need good installation
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as you might as well know for dump you should find the appropriate blocksize to get the most performance of copying data from on hdd to the other.
as for rsync from personal experience i can tell you that 70 GB of data took about 7 hours to copy through the network from one sata II hdd to another (computers were directly connected through a 100 MB ethernet link).
maybe this is helpful to make an ideea about the process.

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You don't *need* to newfs and reinstall everything, you can also just fetch the binaries from FreeBSD ftp or CD-ROM, extract those (overwriting the current system), update /usr/src, and run make delete-old delete-old-libs

Or you can just use make world...

In any case, "Complete reinstalls" are only needed with "that other OS".
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In any case, "Complete reinstalls" are only needed with "that other OS".
Agreed. The only time I reinstall is when the file system changes, or I need to relocate some bad sectors on the disk. That last happened in the 6.0 time frame.
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In any case, "Complete reinstalls" are only needed with "that other OS".
Or when you discover your partitioning is totally fucked up...

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go with dump if you want to backup a complete filesystem, especially those that contain the OS files (/, /usr, /var ...). otherwise any archiver like 'tar' would do.

who is that guy btw, some ousted iraqi leader?

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go with dump if you want to backup a complete filesystem, especially those that contain the OS files (/, /usr, /var ...). otherwise any archiver like 'tar' would do.

who is that guy btw, some ousted iraqi leader?
Probably the sexiest man alive(don't really know if he's still ailive, but...)
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thanks for the link.
he is:http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...FA26B51316.htm

now, can you please remove the photograph.
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now, can you please remove the photograph.
Does his sexiness bother you?
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It's Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a so called "terrorist"...

What happened to the days of public and fair trial as guaranteed by the U.S. constitution...?
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> Does he's sexiness bother you?

uploading fairly large photographs to the forum will use up precious disk space.
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"precious disk space" O.o

Anno 2008 it's almost a contradiction in terms....
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ah, maybe i underestimated the available disk space on this forum.
still, a couple of thousand images over a period of few years could add up to a non-trivial size.
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It's Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a so called "terrorist"...

What happened to the days of public and fair trial as guaranteed by the U.S. constitution...?
I know, and i feel bad about that, but isn't he the hottest man on earth ?
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...but isn't he the hottest man on earth ?
i don't agree with you but then beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder ...
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ah, maybe i underestimated the available disk space on this forum.
still, a couple of thousand images over a period of few years could add up to a non-trivial size.
Well, it would be IF it was an attachment, but it's not, it's a link to an another site...
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