unattended disk clone
aw1 at stade.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 03:30:40 GMT 2006
On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 11:49:19PM +0000, Spadge wrote:
> Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> >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.
> -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
This fragment from a make file (don't ask!) works without asking
dump -L -C 32 -0 -f- $$f | (cd /mnt$$f; restore -r -f- ) ; \
A quick look at the source for restore makes me think that it will only
ask this question if running with -i or -x.
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