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Old 02-09-2006
How to copy certain files and directories from one hard drive to another?

I have two drives (scsi) mounted on one server and I need to copy certain files and directories from one drive to the other. Any suggestions Smilie

Last edited by shorty; 02-09-2006 at 02:04 PM..
# 2  
Old 02-09-2006
Mounted as in filesystems created and correctly mounted onto mounpoints?

Then man cp.

If you want to copy entire trees you can use cp -R, tar, cpio, etc

Cheers
ZB
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Old 02-10-2006
Mount the filesystems for all on the old harddrive?

mount /dev/dsk/c2t2d0s0 /mnt
mount /dev/dsk/c2t2d0s1 /mnt ......and so on?

And "mounted onto mounpoints". How do you do that?
# 4  
Old 02-11-2006
It still depends on your exact requirements. Say you have mounted the first slice of the old disk thusly:

mount /dev/dsk/c2t2d0s0 /mnt

And you want to copy everything off it to /foo

then...

cd /mnt
tar cf - ./ | ( cd /foo; tar xf - )

There are further options you can add to tar for preserving ownership and permissions, etc

Cheers
ZB
# 5  
Old 02-11-2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazzybob
It still depends on your exact requirements. Say you have mounted the first slice of the old disk thusly:

mount /dev/dsk/c2t2d0s0 /mnt

And you want to copy everything off it to /foo

then...

cd /mnt
tar cf - ./ | ( cd /foo; tar xf - )

There are further options you can add to tar for preserving ownership and permissions, etc

Cheers
ZB
Since this is Solaris I prefer the following to what ZB posted as it does not suffer from the same patch length restrictions are the tar command above:
Code:
cd /mnt
find . -depth | cpio -pmd /foo

 

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