Moving/merging a filesystem back into /
CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Wed Dec 4 05:01:35 MST 2013
On 2013-12-04 3:43 AM, Linda Walsh <rsync at tlinx.org> wrote:
> For that matter, is there a reason not to give "cp" a try"
> mkdir /usr.tmp && cp -ax /usr/. /usr.tmp/.
> I guarantee it will be faster than rsync. That or star -- if you want
> to know options, I'd have to reread the manpage, way too much to
Thanks Linda... I was initially planning on using cp for this, but
someone on the gentoo list convinced me that rsync was better (not sure
So the above (cp -ax) will make an identical copy of /usr, preserving
all permissions and links (this is important, because I have a limited
amount of space on / for this - enough for the current /usr, as long as
all hard links are preserved).
> For the purpose you are stating, copying all of /usr using "cp"
> or "star" would be better.
> If you have other things mounted on /usr
Nothing else mounted on/under /usr...
But... what exactly is meant by the -x switch ('stay on same filesystem')?
Currently /usr is on a reiserfs formatted LVM partition, and / is ext3
on a regular partition on a hardware RAID mirrored pair...
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