dieing hdd

Scott Mitchell scott.mitchell at mail.com
Sat Nov 24 14:50:20 GMT 2001

On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 01:09:55PM -0000, Livingstone, Lee wrote:
> OK people i got a problem that is bugging me.
> i have a freebsd 4.3 machine that i use as a router. It has NATD a firewall,
> samba, apache...all setup nicely. But the harddrive is doing its best to die
> on me. I am installing a second hdd with the purpose of doing an exact copy
> of the original drive.
> What would be the best way to go about this?
> would dd if=/dev/acd0 of=/dev/acd1 work?
> guidance needed in this area....

It's been said already, but dump & restore really are the best tools for
this job -- it's exactly what they were designed to do, after all (you're
just missing out the bit in the middle where your backup sits on a tape for
a while before the restore :-)


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