Subject: Re: netbsd live distribution & dump
To: vittorio <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/19/2005 16:24:41
On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 02:12:07PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 01:20:53PM +0200, vittorio wrote:
> > With freebsd I usually "dump" the partitions of my pc to files from the
> > live distribution on CD freesbie. In so doing I avoid any modification
> > of the filesystems under, e.g., var/log or /tmp, etc.
> > 
> > Is there any netbsd live distribution I could use for the same purpose?
> The install media (floppies/cd) have dump+restore on board.  

Btw, you can achieve what you want by running dump from single-user mode,
too.  No external boot-media needed.  

As a side note, if you want to minimize downtime but have consistent
filesystem dumps, you can do a level-0 dump from multi-user mode, and a
level-1 dump (much quicker) from single-user mode immediatly after that.