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Old 10th June 2008
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Default Cloning FreeBSD

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Beside using G4U and the combination of (newfs, mount, umount, dump and tunefs) , what else can i use? Can G4U support older FreeBSD like version 4.x? I failed to clone a FreeBSD4.x disk before...not sure it's disk error or compatibility issue.
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dd and similar programs can do a byte for byte copy of the data, down to the blank space irregardless of file system.

But I've generally found it ineffective for backup purposes unless you really want to clone things.
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clonehdd suppose to be a very nice tool.
Check out the README.
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I personally use dump for this kind of job. It involves some more manual work (creating partitions, making swap file, refreshing boot sectors) but never caused me troubles.
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In spite of prevailing free software ideas and other GNU/BSD ideals, from my point of view the Norton Ghost is the best! Just give a try, because even the student can afford to buy it... and it is worth the money paid for it.

Being restricted only with free software, I would use dump/restore. There is nothing terrific and horrible behind using it. There is just a need to adjust little bit the way of thinking and small time for practice.

I didn't tried G4U, bet Ghost for Linux was failing for me...
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I prefer dar, using a Knoppix/Kanotix LiveCD to do restores.
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