Re: Best way to mirror two drives
On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 11:59:05AM -0600, Lance Hoffmeyer wrote:
> I just purchased a second 30G drive that I want to use as part of my backup
> strategy. I now have two 30G drives in
> my computer. I don't have a RAID card. I have /dev/hda and /dev/hdb. What is
> the best way to mirror /dev/hda?
> I have thought of
> but am not sure which method would be most efficient. Are there other methods
> I am leaving out?
Don't know which is the most efficient way but, you've missed tar:
tar cp src_dir | tar xpf - -C /path/to/dest
which will reproduce the directory hierarchy of src_dir under
You can also investigate the functionality of cpio, dump and pax.
Unfortunately I'm not experienced with these. You can try
apt-cache show name
to get a full description of a package and you can also try
apt-cache search backup
to get a list of (hopefully) relevant packages.
Serafim Zanikolas Proud of running
http://www.it.teithe.gr/~serzan Debian GNU/Linux