[CentOS] A few issues

Wed Mar 21 18:42:45 UTC 2007
Mark Hull-Richter <mhull-richter at datallegro.com>

> -----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
which I
> > 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)
> restart
> it and 2) --exclude stuff that causes you trouble.
> /Peter

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.  :-}