[CentOS] Re: scp partition "not a regular file"

Mon Sep 29 20:48:53 UTC 2008
nate <centos at linuxpowered.net>

henry ritzlmayr wrote:
> http://sammoffatt.com.au/knowledge-base-mainmenu/6-daily-linux/9-scp-and-ssh
> Describes exactly this procedure - which looks like it works there.

hmm strange. I wouldn't expect it to work though I so rarely
use scp anymore, rsync is better, and it behaves as I described.

In any case I believe copying directly from the device like that is
a bad practice to get into, unless you always plan to have that
volume unmounted. You risk considerable data corruption if any
data is written to the device while you are reading from it.