On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 11:09:21PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 January 2004 09:28, Stephen Shirley wrote:
>> > rsync -a /usr/local/ /tmp/mount/point
> > is probably the best way of copying. T
>> Why do you think rsync -a is better than cp -a ?
Because you can interrupt it and run it again and it will
pick up where it left off.
You can run it while the filesystems are mounted and being
modified to get most of the files copied. Then, when you
have to stop all access (say, by dropping to runlevel 1),
you simply do another rsync which will be pretty quick since
it only needs to copy the changes. Shortens your downtime.
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