[CentOS] [Slightly OT] Data Preservation - More

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Sat Oct 3 15:49:59 UTC 2009


Nicolas,

>> As it turns out these boxes are Red Hat Enterprise Linux and not
>> Windows!. I am not sure how the person who asked me to do the work
>> does not know what he had! I guess he was the CEO though!
>>
>> So I think this process becomes simpler.
>>
>> I should just be able to insert the live cd and do a cp -r on / to  
>> the
>> destination USB drive, correct?
>
> cp -a is better

'man cp'

  -a    Same as -pPR options. Preserves structure and attributes of  
files but not directory structure.

Nice, thank you, I did not think about this option.

Best,
ML


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