Patrick Kiernan wrote:
> A windows system is fubar *shock*
>> I want to backup the whole drive (28gb) to a usb drive. Yes it's usb2
> and the knoppix
> cd detected the usb2 card and hard drive.
>> I have it doing the following atm:
> cp -R /mnt/hda1/* /mnt/sda1/backupC/
Note that will loose most timestamps/permissions etc.
You probably want to do `cp -a` instead.
The best approach will depend on the speed of the USB2 link.
The 3 USB2 speeds are listed here: http://www.pixelbeat.org/speeds
If the windows filesystem is the problem then
your approach of reading the files directly,
is probably best.
> However I believe this will take forever for 28gb? Is there a quicker way?
Well there will be a lot of transactions over the USB cable
for each file transfered. What you could do instead
is to archive all the files into one file before transmission.
tar is the standard util for this, so:
tar c /mnt/hda1 | gzip > /mnt/sda1/backcupC.tar.gz
Pádraig Brady - http://www.pixelbeat.org
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