I've tried both the BSD and GNU tars, I get the same results on both. It's
When I add the B option, no different.... I used:
tar cf - /array01/* | ( cd /mnt/disk01 && tar xfvBp - )
Maybe this is something specific to 4.11?
Here's what happens:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 21 Feb 19 03:05 apache.log ->
Destination file created on the tar backup:
---------- 1 root wheel 0 May 11 11:02 apache.log
Some have suggested using dump/restore. The problem with dump/restore is
that I can't do it across the network and the file systems need to match.
The whole point is to move these files/directories from one server to
another to a volume with a LOT more space on a RAID array.
From: Kevin Kinsey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:54 AM
To: Olivier Nicole
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Copying a file system w/ tar - symbolic links not copied right.
Olivier Nicole wrote:
>> I'm trying to move a file system from one disk to another, and when
>> I do
> I think that the way to go is:
> tar cf - /source/* | ( cd /destination && tar xfvBp - )
> Note the Bp at the end of the extract tar.
Is that for BSD tar, or gtar (GNU)? We still haven't decided which is
offering the problem, and I don't find "-B"
described in bsdtar(1), although I can see why you'd want it in gtar,
Nonetheless, the tests I made with both tars didn't seem to have this
problem. Can Don confirm whether this only occurs if /source/ is a
filesystem mount point? (Also, which tar are you using?
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