[clug] fastest way to copy a fs

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Jan 16 22:45:13 GMT 2007

I want to move a fs to a new disk, and considering what is the best
way to do this.

I want the copy to be complete (e.g. ACLs). How good are these:

- dump | restore
- cp -ax
- rsync -ax
- tar -c | tar -x
- cpio -p
- other methods?

I will then select the fastest one, which I can benchmark myself, but are
there important speedup options (I will run off a live DVD with the source
fs mounted ro).

BTW, the target partition is larger, so I cannot do a dd, although I could
probably do that and follow up with a resize.

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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