[CentOS] A few issues
mhull-richter at datallegro.com
Wed Mar 21 18:42:45 UTC 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Kjellstrom
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:40 PM
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] A few issues
> > 4) With but one partition left to convert from NTFS to ext3,
> > one had to be the difficult one. It's my old C: partition from
> > used to boot Windows. Three times now, with cp and tar, it has hung
> > somewhere in the Documents and Settings directory and nothing brings
> > back.
> Use "rsync -av /path/to/src /path/to/dest", that will allow you to 1)
> it and 2) --exclude stuff that causes you trouble.
Looks like a neat command (never heard of it before).
Unfortunately, I shot myself in the foot: after saving everything else,
I forgot all about the D&S stuff and converted the partition. Good
thing I have a relatively recent backup, but now I'll have to use it in
the Windows under VMWare, and be VERY careful how I restore what (so as
not to overwrite the new installation). Foo.
To backup all the other files, I wound up doing multiple tars, one for
the files in the root directory and then one each for the directories in
the root directory. I used 'find' and 'tar tvf' with some string
manipulations to verify that I had, in fact, tarred up all the files. I
even restored them in the extra space I found on the new /D partition,
but see also above for foot problems. :-}
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