On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> Say I want to move /usr/local to a new partition: what's the least
> error-prone way of doing the copy?
(cd /usr/local ; tar -cspf - .) | (cd /mnt/newpartition; tar -xspf -)
when its finished:
mount --move /usr/local/ /usr/local/old
mount --move /mnt/newpartition /usr/local
if you're paranoid use diff to compare the two trees. when happy rm
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