[ILUG] Copying directory trees
pbm at autistici.org
Tue Jan 27 09:42:07 GMT 2004
Brendan Halpin, Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 09:19:25AM +0000:
> Say I want to move /usr/local to a new partition: what's the least
> error-prone way of doing the copy?
> cp to the new location, delete old, edit fstab, mount new partition?
> tar /usr/local, delete old, edit fstab, mount new partition, untar?
mount /dev/np1 /mnt
rsync -va /usr/local/ /mnt
mv /usr/local /usr/local.old
mount /dev/np1 /usr/local
grep np1 /proc/mounts >> /etc/fstab
Comment is left to the reader :)
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