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Re: ideas about moving Debian to another hard drive

On Wed, 7 May 1997, David B. Teague wrote:

> On Tue, 6 May 1997, Robert D. Hilliard wrote:
> > cp -ax certainly is much simpler than using find and cpio.  Is
> > there any option to cp (I can't find one) that would keep it from
> > copying /proc, like the -prune option in find?
> Isn't /proc a mounted file system, even if it is a pseudo file system? 
> Doesn't that make x option (which prevents other mounted file systems
> from being copied) the solution to this problem? 
> Actualy, I'm a lot more concerned with the problem of recursive copy in
> something like. 
>  	cp -ax / /mnt  :(
> Seems that booting a rescue disk to do the actual copying is a solution.
Nope, and for the same reason you just pointed out for /proc. /mnt is a
"real" mounted file system. Even so, if -x were left out, I don't think
the copy would go recursive because the directory information is not
complete for /mnt until the copy is complete (I could be wrong on this,
but I think it should work)


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