[CentOS] copying files between hosts

Sat Jul 28 07:35:03 UTC 2007
Michael Kratz <mkratz at internode.com.au>

simon wrote:
> Dear All,
> i need to copy mail files from my REDHAT Linux old server to my CENTOS new
> server
> these files in mbox formay in/var/mail directory
> i need to preserve permissions as well the the modification date n time
> i tried using scp it works fine but i can the file permissions r not
> preserved but the date n time is preserved

use tar, tar them up into one big file, then scp that file across, then 
untar them.