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Old 08-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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Moving files


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I have files on my linux partition that I need to backup. Unfortenatly GUI doesn't work so I can' t use firefox to send an email with files attached. I have flash drive, but I'm not sure where it mounts. On FC3 it's under /media, but it's not the case on FC2. I can't move files to my windows partitions because they are NTFS. I have cd burner, but I never used it under linux and not even sure it's setup correctly. Any ideas how I can backup those files?
 
Old 08-28-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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Will copying the computers onto another computer cut it or do you need to put it straight on a CD?

If you have another machine on either your network or the internet, a good connection, and the files arent' rediculously huge, you could set up an ftp, scp or rsync and move the files to the other machine.

I back up my files like this; I scp things from my two working machines (iBook and iMac) to my Slackware web server. For extra panache, I have public key authentication so these backups are automated (and password-less).

Of course the easiest way would be to mount your NTFS in Linux, but I've never done that for a local partition with a kernel that didn'ty have support for NTFS compiled-in, so maybe someone else can help with that.

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Old 08-28-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hi.
I do have NTFS mounted, but it's read only. I don't think they perfected writting to NTFS partition yet.
How do I set up ftp, or ssh server. My laptop is on the network and it's running FC3.
 
Old 08-28-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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Well you probably already have sshd setup on your desktop, I'm not 100% familiar with the way Fedora Core does this but I think starting it is something like `service sshd start` if it's not already running (which it also probably is).

All you'd need to do then would be to `scp` the files over, and I would suggest doing that from your laptop for simplicity's sake, but it's not necessary, you can do it from either machine.

Once you have ssh server (sshd) running on your desktop you can, from your laptop, simply type:
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scp -r UmneyDurak@192.168.0.100:/home/UmneyDurak/files ~/
which will copy your files from your desktop to your local machine. You can optionally tar-bz2 or tar-gz your files on your desktop beforehand into one potentially slightly smaller file, but the -r flag will do the same as it does with cp or rm and recursively copy folders and files, so again, not strictly necessary to tar them.
 
Old 08-28-2005, 05:52 PM   #5
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Thanks that worked great.
 
  


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