Subject: Re: copying entire directory to another filesystem
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/2000 05:00:55
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brett Lymn) wrote:
> According to Thilo Manske:
> >Anyway, I use dump|restore:
> >dump 0f - <dir1>|(cd <dir2>;restore xf -)
> dump 0f - <dir1>|(cd <dir2> && restore xf -)
> otherwise if you botch the <dir2> argument you may end up restoring
> into your current working directory. Admittedly this is not 100%
> foolproof because it will function if the fumbled <dir2> exists but it
> does give a bit of extra insurance.
Sorry for perpetuating an inappropriate thread but.....
The original poster asked how to copy a "directory" to another filesystem.
It's not clear that he meant "....and preserve the source directory path
relative to the top of the filesystem on the destination...."
dump 0f - /var/spool/news/alt/binaries/pictures/erotica/fish | \
(cd /home/foo/fish && restore -xf - )
....will probably give him:
....as opposed to:
pax -wr -pe /var/spool/news/alt/binaries/pictures/erotica/fish /home/foo
which will do TRT.
and yes, I also use dump|restore when I'm mirroring a filesystem on another