Re: Copying and taring large amounts of data
On Monday 18 February 2002 5:47 pm, Scott Henson wrote:
> I need to move large amounts of data from one disk to another and then
> tar it up for back up purposes. I have tried cp and mv, but both take
> very large amounts of time with many ide resets and faults.
I don't know why your having the resets and faults, but for copying data in
this way, I now tend to use rsync. Its advantage for me, is that if there is
a problem, you can interrupt it, then resume it later, without having to
start over. But if you're having resets, then something else may be amiss.
You may end up with partially copied files? Might be worth looking at rsync
anyway - I didn't know it existed a month ago, and now I use it all the time!