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Old 10-14-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Backing up *BSD to CD/DVD

I'd like to know how advanced BSD users back up their *BSD slices to optical media, CDs or DVDs , using native UNIX utilities such as tar,cdrecord,burncd,growisofs.How do you restore data from these backups?
Other question:Is Acronis True Image able to back up a *BSD slice?
Provide practical examples, if you please.
Much thanks.

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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If you need to backup slices (i.e. what other OSes call partitions), then check out g4u or perhaps partimage.

I don't have specific answers to your other questions.
Old 10-14-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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Acronis will reconize BSD partiton Id's like A5, but not individual "slices". It sees the whole partition.



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