[CentOS] scp copy remote files does NOT copy link?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 18:51:33 UTC 2009

mcclnx mcc wrote:
> We have CENTOS 5.3 on DELL servers.  I tried to us following command to copy remote files system to local:
>    scp -rp oracle at ORA2:/home/app/oracle/10.2 .
> After SCP finish copy, I found some files on source file system using "link" but on target file systems it change to "physical file".
> Does there has way scp not change "link" setup?

I've always preferred 'rsync -essh -aHv  source host:path' over scp for
remote copies.  It will generally get everything right and in the case
where part of the content is already there it is much more efficient.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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