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bret 07-06-2006 06:01 PM

any good native utilities out there to copy filesystems
 
Hello there,

I am running SLES 9 with a newly attached HDS SAN. I am in the process of moving filesystems from the internal raid array to the new SAN, and am curios on what would be a good utility to copy the filesystems over. I want to keep all attributes intact as well as the links. I tried the 'cp' command, but it doesn't appear to copy over '.*' files at the lowest level of the filesystem. eg.
cp --preserve=all -rv /src_filesystem/.* /dest_filesystem


This will copy over all files and directories, unless there are any . files at the /src_filesystem level. What do you guys like to use?

Thanks in advance,

Bret
SLC, UT

Bruce Hill 07-06-2006 07:02 PM

I use rsync for backups.

bret 07-07-2006 08:25 AM

Thanks! That works great!

Bruce Hill 07-07-2006 08:31 AM

You're welcome. It's used here to backup the comps on this LAN every night via crontab.


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