Re: Copying Linux to a new drive
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Willi Dyck wrote:
> $ find . -print0 | cpio -pvdn0 /dev/[destination]
> This should copy everything to the defined destination. Even
> other mountpoints. If you only want to copy the mountpoint your are in,
> try this:
> $ find . -xdev -print0 | cpio -pvdn0 /dev/[destination]
This is a question I've been curious about for some time. Why not just do
a tar? tar copies links by default (not the files they point to) and
preserves UID's and GID's, ans also permissions with the p option. There
is also the -l or --one-file-system option to only archive files in
the local file system as does cpio with -xdev.
Am I missing something here?
I usually format the partition, mount it and do
tar cpf - -C <source-parent-dir> <source-dir> | tar xvzpf - -C
(text format has split the line, but you get my drift).
It seems to work for me. Am I doing something wrong?
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