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Old 11-01-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
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Say I wanna backup my root directory but inside have various files such as anjuta compiled from source. How do I copy so that even the symlink is also copied as it is?
Old 11-01-2004, 05:45 AM   #2
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The command is cp -ax ( see this guide as an example) . If you want an on-going backup I would suggest rsync. The advantage with rsync is that will update the files when used as opposed to doing the stuf from scratch which can take a long time. If you want further details I will happily oblige. I backup my /home partition hourly using rsync and about once a month do a system backup using PartImage to make an image.


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