[CentOS] scp partition "not a regular file"
centos at rc0.at
Mon Sep 29 16:22:03 UTC 2008
should it be possible to scp a partition with this command:
scp /dev/sda7 backupserver:/backup/sda7.img
I always get "not a regular file" - which is a clear and understandable
error, but my googling tells me that some people are doing this - and it
seems to work - at least at their systems.
I know that I can avoid this by simply doing
dd if=/dev/sda7 | ssh backupserver dd of=/backup/sda7.img
So its not a big deal - just curious.
System here is a fully updated CentOS 5.2
x86_64 if that matters
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