On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 05:35:16 -0500 Ranjan Maitra <maitra(a)email.com> wrote:
On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 07:31:05 +0200 wwp <subscript(a)free.fr>
> Hello Ranjan,
> On Thu, 6 Sep 2018 19:20:37 -0500 Ranjan Maitra <maitra(a)email.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have two drives mounted on a F28 system. Both are identical 4TB drives. The
second one is empty. I am concerned about the first one failing so would like to copy the
contents (which are around 3.7 TB) to the second.
> > What is the fastest way to copy the contents of the first drive to the second?
I was using rsync, but is there a better way?
> You didn't say the most important thing.. is this a one-shot copy only?
> A full copy of the disk to run periodically or do you want to keep the
> second disk in sync w/ the first one as frequently as possible?
Sorry, a one-time deal for now. Essentially transferring the first's contents to the
If it's a one-time, IMO don't bother w/ technical details and thinking
of what has been said about incremental methods, do it simple and use
the method you do know, whatever it's cp, rsync or dd. Start it and
watch, the time wasted in learning more or hesitating won't save you
any minute during this one-time copy, speed/time is not your concern