Recommended way for initial backup before rsync calls

Sven.Hartrumpf at Sven.Hartrumpf at
Mon Sep 3 14:34:05 GMT 2007

Hi rsync'ers.

What can you recommend to create the initial backup of a
partition before calling rsync
(under Linux, 100 GB, 10M files, only normal files and
some soft links)?

(Using rsync takes too long for this initial copy.)

Here are some candidates:

1. star -copy -no-fsync -p -xdot -C $1 . $2

2. tar -C $1 -cf - . | tar -C $2 -xf -

3. cp -a $1 $2

4. cpio ...


Any experiences?

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