unattended disk clone
spadge at fromley.net
Wed Nov 1 23:49:19 GMT 2006
Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> I asked this question on questions@ but didn't get a reply so hoping my
> luck might be better here.
> I'm running dump/restore in a script to clone disks. For each partition
> restore stops and asks me if I want to
> set owner/mode for '.'? [y/n]
> Can I somehow avoid this prompt so that the script is completely
> automatic? I'm sure the answer ought to be simple and obvious but I
> can't see it.
Heh, I have no idea, but I have to say ... if I need to clone disks, I
usually just use rsync. It may not be the fastest thing out there, but
it's pretty sturdy.
Someone's probably going to tell me I'm wrong to, though ... ;)
from man restore:
-r Restore (rebuild a file system). The target file system
should be made pristine with newfs(8), mounted and the user cd(1)'d into
the pristine file system before starting the restoration of the initial
level 0 backup. If the level 0 restores successfully, the -r flag may
be used to restore any necessary incremental backups on top of the level
0. The -r flag precludes an interactive file extraction and can be
detrimental to one's health if not used carefully (not to mention the disk).
Is that what you're doing? What flags are you using in the dump/restore
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