On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:42:03 +0200, Merlin Büge wrote: >Also cp -pr does not preserve links or xattrs for example. Maybe cp >-ar would be more appropriate.
Ok, actually I regularly backup to a tar archive and at least links are preserved. I seemingly missed to use the --xattrs switch, fortunately this never caused an issue for me, but I consider to add it to my scripts soon. Thank you for the pointer and my apologies for the false advice. Regards, Ralf