[kwlug-disc] quickest way to copy 200G of home directories?

john at netdirect.ca john at netdirect.ca
Sat Sep 19 15:45:15 EDT 2009


I'm a huge fan of tar to ssh to tar

(cd sourcedir && tar -cf - .) | ssh root at remotehost "(cd destdir && tar -xvf -)"

It copies everything except ext3 attributes. I'm not sure how it will work with sparse files though.  

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert P. J. Day" [rpjday at crashcourse.ca]
Sent: 09/19/2009 02:38 PM AST
To: KWLUG discussion list <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: [kwlug-disc] quickest way to copy 200G of home directories?




  what's the quickest way to copy almost 200G of content from one
system to another, that guarantees that all owner/group/perms info
will be preserved?  in my time, i've used all of scp, rsync and
tar-to-tar.  what's the preferred tool out there?  thanks.

  actually, speed isn't that much of an issue, as much as the
preservation of all attributes.

rday
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