[conspire] PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost) -- Backup and Restore Disk Partitions

Eric De MUND ead-conspire at ixian.com
Fri Feb 22 16:25:00 PST 2008


Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>:
] You might consider:
] $ ( cd dir && tar Scpf - . ) | ( cd /mnt/somewhere && tar Sxvpf - )
] The "&&" is because you really don't _want_ the tar command to proceed
] unless the related "cd" works. The "S" means handle sparse files effi-
] ciently. "p" is preserve permissions. "v" is verbose reporting.

Learned something new today; I've used this tar idiom before, but I've
never seen this "S" flag before. Thanks!

"Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty-three thousand
miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules--and still there
are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress.
--Kurt Vonnegut

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