[CentOS] Copying root partition

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Nov 4 07:36:54 EDT 2010

On 11/04/10 4:28 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I recently transferred the / partition on my CentOS server
> from a small disk to a large disk, using "rsync -auvz".
> This works fine, except that I get dozens of selinux warnings
> when I re-boot.
> I'm running selinux in permissive mode.
> Is there any way to make sure that all the files in a partition
> are kosher as far as selinux is concerned?

I would use dump | restore for that, on a file system by file system 
basis.   rsync won't maintain inodes or permissions very well, and 
certainly won't handle selinux extended attributes

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