[CentOS] Copying root partition

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Thu Nov 4 11:56:17 UTC 2010

John R Pierce wrote:
> 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

doesn't rsync -X do that?

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