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Old 07-06-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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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
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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I use rsync for backups.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 08:25 AM   #3
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Thanks! That works great!
 
Old 07-07-2006, 08:31 AM   #4
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You're welcome. It's used here to backup the comps on this LAN every night via crontab.
 
  


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