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 Update for FreeBSD 5.X
Author: dordal 
Date:   01-08-05 21:18

Just a quick note to let you know that the procedure contributed by Dean at
the bottom of the page on http://www.freebsddiary.org/driveswap.php no
longer works in FreeBSD 5.X.

The nice folks have updated the options that tar takes, and the correct
command is of the form:
tar --one-file-system -c -f - -C / . | tar xpvf - -C /mnt

E.g.
tar --one-file-system -c -f - -C / . | tar xpvf - -C /mnt
tar --one-file-system -c -f - -C /var . | tar xpvf - -C /mnt/var
tar --one-file-system -c -f - -C /tmp . | tar xpvf - -C /mnt/tmp
tar --one-file-system -c -f - -C /usr . | tar xpvf - -C /mnt/usr



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 6.1 pre-release Re: Update for FreeBSD 5.X
Author: sailor 
Date:   11-02-06 16:48

today i tried Dean's solution on my 6.1 PRE-RELEASE machine,

after 3 or 4 hours in hell, there are 2 things you should be noted:

1. if you mount your new disk at /mnt,
then /mnt should be excluded from tar,
otherwise, the /mnt/ directory will be tarred recursively.

2. use gtar, otherwise the permission of the directories (like /usr, /var!) will be a mess. (drwx---------, owned by root)
it's really strange. i hope it's just a temporary bug.

so, this is what i did

gtar cf - -C / --one-file-system --exclude /mnt/ . | gtar xpvf - -C /mnt/



Post Edited (11-02-06 09:02)

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