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copy(backup) data of home dir in rhel5.2

Link to this post 20 Nov 10

hi,
i want to backup 600 GB of data in other partition in same server. what should i use? tar/copy?i want to preserver same permissions/ soft links etc.

Link to this post 20 Nov 10

The best method with the large amount of data would be to use rsync ... http://www.mombu.com/gnu_linux/mandriva/t-using-rsync-to-maintain-backup-copy-of-a-partition-1742106.html. Using rsync you can use it to do version updates to keep the images cloned.

Link to this post 21 Nov 10

Use rsync are fillpot suggested or you can use the "cp" command.

Link to this post 02 Dec 10

rsync takes ages the first time you run it, from the second run you'll have a lot of improvements and speed efficiency

Link to this post 02 Dec 10

Let me correct myself, "rsync" is the way to go. "cp" only copies files, you will have to specify the files directly. "cp" can still be useful if you only want to backup certain files and not the entire drive. All you have to do is just include the files you want to copy and space them.

Example: file1 file2 file3 etc

Using this method has potential of speed improvement.

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