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Re: a tool that allows to continue copying between HDDs

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:59:11 -0700
Mike Castle <dalgoda+debian@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Sthu Deus<sthu.deus@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a tool with which I can continue copying from HDD to another after
> > some interrupt?
> Depending on how stable you need the destination file system, but I often do:
> find . -depth | cpio -pdmv /path/to/dest
> Followed up by an rsync.   The cpio will leave partial files in place,
> so the next time through it will skip that, but the rsync will fix it
> up.

I'm no expert in this stuff, so I'm curious - what is gained by this
over a straight rsync?

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