Subject: Re: Tranferring a System
To: None <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/05/2001 09:55:22
On 2001.12.05 05:27 Christos Zoulas wrote:

> dump and restore or tar is better so that you don't turn symlinks into
> file copies, or fill sparse files and you don't have to worry about
> skipping fs's.
...or pax(1). I did many of these transfers and I found that dump(8) and
restore(8) are best. It works good and is often faster than tar ... |
tar ... Don't forget to mount the target FS async (or with softdeps).
This will speed up things noticeable.