Niall O Broin suggests:
> rsync is definitely the answer to your question. You say you want
> to preserve owner/group but what do you mean exactly - do you
> want to preserve UID/GID or owner name/group name?
Good question! I just assumed UID/GID, since (1) I didn't
know ‘rsync’ could do otherwise; and (2) Am well aware
names are usually a poor choice for archival(-like) actions.
HOWEVER, in this case, the names happen to be the same (but
with deliberately differing UIDs). So name-preserving seems
like it would cut out a step (the ‘chown’ on New).
Another person (not posted to the list?) suggests:
> Yes, rsync is probably your handiest bet here. I tend to "pull" when
> I do this, though I don't think that matters too much... You can run
> it as root, or tunnel it through ssh
> ( -e ssh root at old:/path/to/files /path/to/dest) ...
What would be the point of tunneling through ssh ?
Apologies if that's a silly question....
( In thinking about it — assume pulling — that would
seem to handle the authentication puzzle on Old. )
Obviously I need to experiment a bit, since I'm also
obviously out of my comfort zone here.... ;-\
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