Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 8th Jul 2006 04:54 UTC
General Unix Copying a live file system can be risky, especially if there are open files. You should also be careful to ensure that you don't accidentally overwrite a partition, or existing files, with the files you are trying to copy. With some careful thought, you can effectively migrate files reliably to take advantage of more space, even on a live system.
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Pointless
by juhani on Sat 8th Jul 2006 07:00 UTC
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I hoped to read something about dangers of moving, downtime moments, snapshots (if linux has them) or possibilities of live moving (directory under working database). Anything besides cp/tar.

I wonder, if IBM allowed it into their library, then ;)

Proof:
"can be risky, especially if there are open files ... with some careful thought, you can effectively migrate files reliably".
The last word, reliably!!! Where was there a separate shell to test for file writes (it should be possible, somehow) or even a find to find files with dates modified later than cp started?

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