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Re: Need advice for best way to replace a faulty disk

On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 14:53, Simon Richter wrote:
> > 1. Save partitions (/,/var,/home) on another box. Best way?
> The approach that works best for me is to let tar pipe the data into
> netcat, and stream it away over the network, as in

Good idea.

I generally pipe tar through ssh though with:
tar cf - /usr /bin /sbin /etc /lib | ssh user@machine "cat > ~/output.tar"

This works well as long as there is a moderate amount of CPU power available.

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