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Old 02-04-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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copy everything to another server ( with symbolic link )

I would like to copy all file in a directory from server A to server B , in server A , there are many symbolic link , how to copy those files and also the symbolic link to server B ? dose tar -zcvf can do that ? thanks
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yes, tar will preserve the links (as long as you don't use the -h option). Personally, I'd use rsync (over ssh) for this. eg

user@A% rsync -auvz /path/to/dir B:/path/to/somewhere
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