At 08:45 PM 10/28/2007, Gary Kline wrote:
On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 06:34:22PM -0500, Jon Hamilton wrote:
> Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, said on Sun Oct 28, 2007 [03:02:03 PM]:
> } >   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?
> The best tool is the one you use successfully. If you're really talking about
> a whole filesystem, dump and restore may contain the least surprises in
> unusual situations:
> $ newfs /dev/whatever
> $ mount /dev/whatever /mnt
> $ cd /dev/whatever
> $ dump 0af - /old_filesystem | restore -rf -
> Then delete /mnt/restoresymtable when it's all done.
> Of course you can use tar, cpio, cpdup if you have it, or even cp.  At
> different points in time historically some of those have had problems with
> some situations like sparse files, "extra" hard links, symlinks, etc.

        Seems like I'm running into inode problems.... I finally
        tar'd  /var to a /temp fs, then forgot to do the newfs.  So now
        I've got a fs panic.

        Hope it isn't a bad drive.....



I would run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the drive to be sure. Often drives will have a media issue SMART doesn't catch.


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