jarrett.andrew at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 13:25:52 BST 2007
On 7/6/07, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 05 July 2007, Tim M wrote:
> > using -R do just what you were writing about in your last paragraph? I see
> > I need to learn a LOT MORE! Thanks for the link and the interesting
> > discussion.
> -a includes -R, and if you try a simple copy it will recurse. I can't
> remember exactly how I handled this last time. I guess what I probably did
> was copy the directories in / one by one, omitting /mnt entirely (or wherever
> I had my new hard drive mounted up temporarily.)
> That seems right.
> bin/ cdrom@ etc/ initrd/ initrd.img.old@ lost+found/ mnt/ proc/
> sbin/ sys/ usr/ vmlinuz@
> boot/ dev/ home/ initrd.img@ lib/ media/ opt/ root/
> srv/ tmp/ var/ vmlinuz.old@
> mount -t ext3 /dev/hd_foo1 /mnt/new/root
> mount -t ext3 /dev/hd_foo2 /mnt/new/var
> mount -t ext3 /dev/hd_foo3 /mnt/new_root/home
> for f in bin etc intrd sbin sys usr boot dev home lib media opt root srv tmp
> var do;cp -a blah foo;done
> Or something.
> I seem to recall just creating an empty /mnt and /media and /proc
> under /mnt/new_root, and going directory by directory in order to avoid the
> recursion issue.
> Or something. I've still only managed to waste 54% of my current 300 GB, so I
> haven't had to do this in a couple three years.
> Another thing to play with is rsync. There's some way to tell rsync to avoid
> recursion, but I'm way too tired to look at the man page at the moment.
> D. Michael McIntyre
Wouldn't it be easier to just unmount all the extra drives that you
don't want to clone, do a copy (-a or whatever) to a destination *not*
on another drive (maybe copy it to a new folder "/backup_data" or
"/image") and *then* remount your backup drive and copy that
"backup_data" folder to the external media? This way you don't need
to worry about recursion at all.
This will definately fulfill the "imaging" or "cloning" aspect of
Norton Ghost, but does anyone know of a program that will push an
image out to other computers (like a full lab of 30 computers). I
have heard of g4u, but I am not sure if it does this. I don't think
that Tim was looking for this type of functionality, but I was just
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