[svlug] Consider my mini-HOWTO
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Mar 17 11:32:01 PST 2001
begin Al Udal quotation:
> Attached is my humble contribution,
Please turn off all that MIME crud, and use lines of <80 columns. (70
columns is good.)
> ' 2.1 Moving directories between filesystems.
, among other places.
> Certainly, it's a quick way, even one of the quickest, but is it safe?
> With all those recent comments on glitches in backup function of tar
> command, I can't recommend it.
*I* can. Your information is out of date, as it concerns non-GNU
versions of tar or really, really old GNU versions that have not been
included on Linux systems for many years.
> cd /usr
> cp -a /usr /foo
Unreliable treatment of sparse files, and can accidentally copy multiple
filesystems, including ones you _definitely_ don't want to copy, such as
/proc. To eliminate the latter concern, use -x .
> I am also doing some research on hdparms-HOWTO right now, and on some
> other hazardous tweaking, and I would appreciate any comments on these
> matters, too.
Make sure you have current backups.
Cheers, Right to keep and bear
Rick Moen Haiku shall not be abridged
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