Originally Posted by abefroman
I am getting an error with cpio:
Error with cpio: truncating inode number
is anyone familar with how to fix that?
the default size of the inode number in the cpio format is 16 bits, so the inode number may not be larger than 65535.
the adding the c option to your options is the best way to fix this. It allows a number compatable with the linux box and the messages should go away.
create an archive with:
find . -print|cpio -ovcBO <archive path name>
restore archive with
cpio -ivcI <archive path name>
note: using cpio allows restoration of files with soft links, etc. on systems without gnu tar, which added support for other types of files, which is absent from tars on a lot of systems.