[CentOS] moving accounts with permissions.

Troy Engel tengel at fluid.com
Thu Mar 23 17:04:06 UTC 2006

Dave wrote:
> good. The problem is permissions were not transfered and i thought that was
> the point of -p for scp. Did i miss something is there a command i have to
> use for the new box to pick up the permissions from the old box?

The -p preserves the date/time and modes, but not the actual UID/GID. 
Try using rsync with ssh instead, something like:

   rsync -avz -e ssh --delete /home/ user at host:/home

This has the added benefit that if it fails midway (network dies, e.g.) 
you can just re-run it to start where you left off. Note the trailing 
slash on the source /home/, that's important.


Troy Engel | Systems Engineer
Fluid, Inc | http://www.fluid.com

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