On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 09:19:25AM +0000, Brendan Halpin mentioned:
> 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?
I always prefer tar, as you can put "ssh host" in front of it, and move
( cd /usr/local/ ; tar cf - ) | (cd /usr/newlocal/; tar xf - )
mv /usr/local/ /usr/oldlocal
mv /usr/newlocal/ /usr/local/
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