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Re: Etch Software RAID Upgrade Trouble & Suggested Installer Improvements

On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 08:35:59 +0100, Claus Fischer <claus.fischer@clausfischer.com> wrote:

7. There needs to be a command to copy all data

   Between cp, tar, rsync & friends there are dozens
   of variations how to copy over the files of a
   running system to another location, but none is
     - leave out lost+found
     - leave out /proc, /sys, the automatic /dev
     - copy all "real" files
     - copy the /dev on harddisk under the mounted devfs
       (using mount -bind or so)
   There is really need for a good program that does it;
   IMHO that program should be cp.

Here's how I do it:

mkdir 1 2
mount -o ro /dev/hda1 1       # Despite it's already mounted somewhere
mount /dev/hdb1 2
cp -avx --preserve=all 1/* 2  # rsync will do as well
umount 2
umount 1

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
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