Cameron Hutchison wrote:
Once upon a time Doug MacFarlane said...I will shortly need to copy about 100 gb of data from one filesystem to another. [...] Any suggestions? Just exactly how would one tar one filesystem to another, without the intermediate tar file?I've done it using cpio(1), since tar didn't like the unix domain sockets in /var/spool/postfix/private.
This site describes how to convert your root (/) fs: http://www.chesh.com/neil/reiserfstoxfs.html The concepts can be abstracted to moving from disk to another.
I've attached the script I now use to copy all my filesystems or trees around the place. The script does not cross filesystem boundaries, but it is easily modified to do that.Also, once the copy is complete, I'd love a tool that would compare the two filesystems, including crc or md5 checksums on each file, to make sure that they are, in fact, identical.Can't help here, sorry.
Judicious use of sed, for and find should get the desired result. -Roberto Sanchez
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