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RE: [SLUG] Copying Home directories to a new server
- To: sbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Copying Home directories to a new server
- From: Ben de Luca <c9415120@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 05 May 2003 11:37:05 +1000
- Cc: 'Slug' <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
It could be that tar might not be the only way to do it?
When i try to think of all the ways possible that you might do this, I
come up with a big number, from mounting the disk in the machine you
might want to use to maybe be even rsync?
As some one who is getting paid to perform this task, I guess I have the
unreasonable (at least from the replies here) assumption that you would
have a clue about what you are doing or even know how to find out the
information for your self. My own opinion is that some people here might
use the list because its easier than having to have sort something out
your self (even though thats what they might be paid to do).
I guess at the heart of my reply yesterday was the concept that some one
being PAID to perform a task should have some idea how to perform it.
The answers to your questions are in almost any basic UNIX
administration book as some one who is paid to perform these tasks maybe
its worth buying one? Is this a problem that you could have solved with
out the list?
To those of you who are new to the list, linux or computers in general,
I would apologize. My response was tailored to some one who should know
better than to waste the time of others.
Ben de Luca
by the way to support my claim that tar is not the only way to perform
this task. I tried man -k (apropos) with search key copy. This generated
a huge number of responses which i then greped for the word file.
[bend@arrow bend]$ man -k copy | grep file
COPY [copy] (7) - copy data between files and tables
File::Copy (3pm) - Copy files or filehandles
cp (1) - copy files and directories
cpio (1) - copy files to and from archives
dd (1) - convert and copy a file
dvicopy (1) - produce modified copy of DVI file
ftpcopy (1) - mirror or copy files from a FTP server
ftpcp (1) - copy files from a FTP server to the local
ginstall [install] (1) - copy files and set attributes
mcopy (1) - copy MSDOS files to/from Unix
ncopy (1) - NetWare file copy
objcopy (1) - copy and translate object files
pax (1) - read and write file archives and copy
rcp (1) - remote file copy
scp (1) - secure copy (remote file copy program)
tiffcp (1) - copy (and possibly convert) a TIFF file
On Mon, 2003-05-05 at 08:28, Simon Bryan wrote:
> > Ahh glad to see what our tax dollars are paying for! My thoughts on IT
> > managers are reinforced again.
> > Try this in your favorite shell.
> > man man
> > or even
> > info
> > you have no excuse.
> Hmmm, that tells me how to use the man pages, excellent. Now I am copying
> home directories from one system to another what command would I look up - I
> know 'tar' obvious really! :-)
> Working in a school I could probably give you a long list of excuses,
> starting with 'my dog ate the man pages'.
> Hope you are having a better day today.
> Simon Bryan
> Humbled IT Manager