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Old 11-02-2013
Clone mounts as is


Iam trying to clone AS IS two mounts like below

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from one server onto another.

I want to use tar and gzip to compress. Please let me know the options I have to use.

Also I want to untar it in the destination server, so let me know how to do that too.

Please keep in mind my main criteria is AS IS ( permissions, owner, group everything )
# 2  
Old 11-02-2013
For those kinds of tasks I'm always using CPIO. Try that:
cd /class_test/sa; find . | cpio -o | gzip | ssh root@remote 'cd /class_test/sa && gunzip | cpio -imdu'

# 3  
Old 11-02-2013
cpio won't preserve SELinux contexts, if you are using Linux and have SELinux enabled, or ACL's.

If you require those consider using star instead, something like:

cd /class_test/sa
star -xattr -acl -H=exustar -c -f=- . | ... | star -x -acl -f=.

# 4  
Old 11-04-2013
What about using tar?

Can anyone give an example of how to use tar to achieve this?
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