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Old 08-06-2009
scp not preserving properties and links

I'm trying to get a number of old disks on HP-UX 10.2 copied over to a new Debian machine which has a NAS on it.

The HP does not have rsync, but does have scp. Scp unfortunately does not always preserve permissions, and does not save links which were on the disk.

Apparently rsync has a flag for saving links as is.. Does anybody know if there is any flag for scp to do that (Not in the man pages..)

Otherwise, has anybody here used rsync on HP-UX 10.2 ? Any problems with it?

Thanks in advance!!
# 2  
Old 08-06-2009
You could put them in a tarball, that would preserve links and such better.
# 3  
Old 08-06-2009
Absolutely, but no space on the source machine to do that. They're OLD and FULL.

Thanks!
# 4  
Old 08-06-2009
Code:
tar -cf - /path/to/source | ssh root@debian 'cd /path/to/target; tar -xf -'


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