Duplicating a partition remotely

Erik Hemdal ehemdal at townisp.com
Sat Mar 20 20:15:05 UTC 2004

> On Sat, 2004-03-20 at 16:59, Robert wrote:
> > I have a hard drive containing archived stuff accumulated since Oct '99 
> > (RH6.0) that is beginning to get errors. I need to get that stuff copied 
> > to another drive in another machine. The two machines are networked, so 
> > copying is no problem.  The problem I'm having is finding a way to 
> > preserve ownership, permissions and date/time.  I've looked at rcp, ftp, 
> > ftpcp, ftpcopy, wget, smbclient and some others whose names escape me 
> > and haven't found (or have overlooked!) a way to preserve the attributes.
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> > 

tar should do what you need (as was posted elsewhere), but you need the
-p (or --preserve-permissions, if you like long options) option to
preserve permissions.  You can direct the output over a network, to a
tape or whatever you have.  


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