[clug] duplicate a file system to a smaller hard disk

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Mon Aug 10 07:47:24 MDT 2009

Chris Zhang <chris.zhang.syd at gmail.com> writes:

> Out of curiosity, how do you use tar in this instance?

Typically, as root:

  (cd /path/to/source && tar cpsS --one-file-system --numeric-owner .) | \
    (cd /path/to/dest && tar xvsS)

> With rsync, is it faster even we are copying everything for the first time?

No, slower, but that way I don't have to retype the command the second time.


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