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  1. #1
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    Copy file to second drive

    Hi all,

    My primary hard drive close to fail and server got install new hard drive as second drive. Now I like to copy all my file from primary drive to second drive before the promary drive quit working. what commnad do I use to do this ? I am not familiar with linux that much ..so please step by step.

    below is 2 drive info.

    Device Total Space Space Used Space Available Percentage Used Mounted On
    /dev/hdg2 228G 2.8G 213G 2% /mnt
    /dev/hde2 228G 114G 102G 53% /
    /tmp 243M 82M 149M 36% /var/tmp
    /usr/tmpDSK 243M 82M 149M 36% /tmp
    I 'd like to copy >>>/dev/hde2 to /dev/hdg2/
    please help
    It's just the same like last time!!!

  2. #2
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    You can use this command to do it in fastest way :

    rsync -a source/ destination/

    For example to copy files from ' /mnt/backup/home ' to ' /home ' You can use :

    rsync -a /mnt/backup/home/ /home/

    Hopes this helps..
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  3. #3
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    Does that command preserve the file modification times?

  4. #4
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    does that command copy all database over as well ?
    It's just the same like last time!!!

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