I used rsync to copy data including hard links:
rsync -avxHAX --progress /var/lib/backuppc /copy

Because of all the hard links, rsync gets incredibly slow and uses a huge 
amount of space in /tmp when trying to copy BackupPC (v.3) directories. Since 
it looks like you're doing this on the same system, something like a tar pipe 
may work better for you.

You could try something like:

tar -C /var/lib/backuppc --one-filesystem --acls --xattrs -cf - . | tar -C 
/copy -xvf -

(double check that for sanity). You can achieve something similar with the 
dump/restore commands if the file system supports those.

I've had some success with this. PS - removing the "verbose" part will likely 
speed up your transfer appreciably.


Markus A. Iturriaga Woelfel, IT Administrator
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee
Min H. Kao Building, Suite 424 / 1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
mitur...@utk.edu<mailto:mitur...@utk.edu> / (865) 974-3837

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