[TAG] (forw) Re: (forw) Re: (forw) Re: lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
keesan at grex.cyberspace.org
Mon Jan 29 10:14:32 MSK 2007
On Sun, 28 Jan 2007, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Sindi Keesan (keesan at grex.cyberspace.org):
>> Is there something more suitable for copying 500-1000MB of files?
> "Copying Directory Trees" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Admin/
Thanks. I will read this more carefully when it is not 2 am.
I have used dd to clone between two identical drives. I experimented
with cloning partitions in order to copy Win98 and it created problems.
(Windows would tell us the drive was full when it was not).
I have used tar -zcvf to copy files via a FAT-formatted USB flash drive
without losing long file names. Or to make one big copy of a file system
that was small enough to fit into a DOS partition on an old laptop. The
gzipping takes a long time but might be worth it if you are copying via
PLIP rather than ethernet.
I normally use cp without gzipping, on individual files or a .tar file,
because the gzip takes longer than the file transfer on our older
We do not have rsync, dump, or restore. I met TAG in the first place
because we also do not have modprobe or telinit.
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