I will... Thanks to all for helping... Still weird what's happening though!


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To: Don O'Neil
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Subject: RE: Copying a file system w/ tar - symbolic links not copied right
- More info

> 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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> Hallstrom
> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:35 AM
> To: Don O'Neil
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> 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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