Need copy tool for heavily hardlinked disk
rightsock at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 20:21:40 UTC 2004
Oh, I keep forgetting that folks really need to use afio instead of
cpio these days, since cpio doesn't like the "big inode values". old
compatability thing. not sure how cpio deals with it, whether it's a
potential conflict of some sort or what.
On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 16:16:15 -0400, Scot L. Harris <webid at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-09 at 14:47, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> > I need a fast hard disk copy tool, and am looking for suggestions.
> > I have a hard drive partition with 170GB of data in it. I want to copy
> > the data into a partition (made with more inodes) on another drive.
> > Of course, since I am changing the file system on the target, I
> > cannot do a simple dd for an exact copy of the partition.
> A long time ago, I believe I used tar with cpio to copy large amounts of
> data from a Vax 11/780 over multiple serial connections to a SCO unix
> Not sure how fast this would be for you but it might do the job for you.
> I setup one end to grab the data and send to the port and on the other
> system I had a job that grabbed from the port and dumped it into the
> file system.
> Check out the man page for cpio.
> Scot L. Harris <webid at cfl.rr.com>
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