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Create cast (snapshot) of FreeBSD system.

Discussion in 'Installing and Upgrading FreeBSD' started by valsorym, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. valsorym

    valsorym New Member

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    Hi all,

    Some time ago I used Windows XP and Acronis True Image tool to create the snapshot the WinOS.
    All was good! I used two partition (C:\ and D:\) in my Os. On D:\ slice I stored personal data, work data and others informations. On C:\ I installed WinOS and configure it the "ideal", after used Acronis True Image and create snapshot C:\ slice.
    If after this my system broken (virus attack, bad software, curved hands or others) I reinstall my system of my snapshot (of 15-20 minutes).

    Now I use FreeBSD 9.0. RC-2 but Acronis True Image do not work of UFS/ZFS file system. And snapshot idea intresting for me.
    I partition my HDD to next structure: /bot, /, SWAP, /var, /tmp, /usr, /home. Now I have idea:
    1. Boot from USB/CD FreeBSD Lite.
    2. Mount external HDD.
    3. One by one mount sections (/, /var, /usr, /home) and create snapshot for it (use tar archivers).

    And if after this my system be broken, I recreate all slices and retar my snapshot to the desired section. (Slices /boot, SWAP, /tmp I create hand method).

    How you think, It's good method? If not - why not? (and recomend your method, please).
    Thank you!

    *** P.S. snapshot will be made to the same computer. (sorry for my English) - for different computers different snapshots.
     
  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    valsorym thanks for this.
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    valsorym New Member

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