At 06:02 PM 10/28/2007, Gary Kline wrote:
On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 01:54:54PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
>       Guys,
>
>
>       I think I've found the reason for the intermittent rashes.
>       Part of /var is bad, and fsck cannot allocate inoinfo to repair
>       the damage.
>
>       At any rate, how do i as root, single user, cp -rp all of /var to
>       elsewhere (/storage) and rmdir /var, them mkdir /var and copy
>       everything back?? I've forgotten the cpio magic command.
>
        The nutshelll of this posting could be: What's the best tool
        to copy a /FILESYSTEM to /storage/FILESYSTEM?




I don't know if this is the "best" way, but is one I've done for years . . .

cd srcdir ; tar -cf - . | (cd destdir ; tar -xpf -)
which for your example would be:
cd /FILESYSTEM; tar -cf - . | (cd /storage/FILESYSTEM ; tar -xpf -)

then you would

rm -rf /FILESYSTEM
ln -s  /storage/FILESYSTEM /FILESYSTEM

        -Derek




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