Final question: best wasy to move /, /usr, /home, etc?

Giuliano Pochini pochini at
Mon Feb 18 19:42:53 EST 2002

> I am finally at the point I want to give up my old external scsi hard
> drives.  Unfrotunately, my current /, /usr, /home, etc all exist on scsi
> drives.
> I recently purchased a 60 gig hard drive (ide) and have now installed it.

IDE ?!?  Bleah !!

> What is the best way to move all of the files and directories, and special
> device files, and etc from the scsi drive to new partitions on the IDE
> drives?
> Can I simply use a recursive "cp" with -a?  Should I use "tar"?  What
> about "parted" and its partition copies?

cp -a works fine.

    Giuliano Pochini ->)|(<- Shiny Network {AS6665} ->)|(<-

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