Well... I'm moving it from one file system to another of different sizes,
that's the main reason.


Dump won't care about that...

dd would, but dd isn't right for this anyway...

I'd give dump a try.



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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Philip Hallstrom
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:35 AM
To: Don O'Neil
Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Copying a file system w/ tar - symbolic links not copied right
- More info

Hi all...

Ok... More info for the puzzle.....

I'm trying to move a file system from one disk to another, and when I
do
this:

tar cf - /source/* | ( cd /destination && tar xfv - )

It copies all the files, but the symbolic links are copied as files of
0 length, rather than re-established as links.

BUT

When I just:

tar -cf file.tar /source/*

And then:

tar -xf file.tar

Then the symbolic links are made correctly.... Any reason why this
should work and not the piped version for 'all in one' copying?

If it's an actual filesystem why not use dump/restore?

Otherwise I'm not sure, but you might also want to add in -pS to handle
permissions and sparse files as well...

-philip
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