[CentOS] scp copy remote files does NOT copy link?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 18:51:33 UTC 2009


mcclnx mcc wrote:
> We have CENTOS 5.3 on DELL servers.  I tried to us following command to copy remote files system to local:
> 
>    scp -rp oracle at ORA2:/home/app/oracle/10.2 .
> 
> After SCP finish copy, I found some files on source file system using "link" but on target file systems it change to "physical file".
> 
> Does there has way scp not change "link" setup?

I've always preferred 'rsync -essh -aHv  source host:path' over scp for
remote copies.  It will generally get everything right and in the case
where part of the content is already there it is much more efficient.

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  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com


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