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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He missed very important aspects
by jamesd on Sat 8th Jul 2006 17:04 UTC
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The links issue that was mentioned above. And the extended ACLs that may be attached to the files need to be take into consideration. You have to verify that they were copied correctly.

Also counting the files and the size is only 1/2 the job really he should of checked md5sums for all the files or or for the total transfer. Yes its paranoid, but its the right thing to do.

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