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

b.j. mcclure keepertoad at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 21 19:21:02 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 12:51 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.
I know I'm going to be embarrassed by the answer to this one but I've
checked a couple rsync and ssh references, including man rsync, and do
not find an option -H.  What is it?


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