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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat Sep 19 16:16:10 EDT 2009

On Sat, 19 Sep 2009, john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> 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.

  i did a couple tests with rsync to verify that it preserved what i
wanted, then i just let it go.  seems to be working just fine, it's
about 1/4 of the way through.


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