Backing up entire machine.
On Sep 6, 1997, at 12:04, R. Chris Ross wrote:
> What I was looking at was simply to NFS mount a large server and
> use something like cpio to transfer the whole thing over there. If each
> file could be gzipped in the process of transfering them it would be
> helpfull. Does this sound like a reasonable approach and is there a more
> simple means of doing this.
I have seen NFS fail when copying very big files through the
Ethernet. I think I would rather use rcp; I'm not sure whether you can
use pipes with it, but you might try:
machine1 $ (cd /path/to/backup; tar zcf - .) | rcp machine2:/safe/path
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