[CentOS] Migrating standalone systems to xen guests

Kahlil Hodgson kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Thu Mar 24 20:02:32 UTC 2011

>> Make sure here to copy with preserving hardlinks, use tar or rsync -aH for
>> this. And, you can exclude some content like /dev/* (but not the directory
>> /dev itself!).
> Use "star". This will preserve SELinux configurations, which neither
> tar nor rsync do.

The SELinux file contexts are stored in extended attributes, so you can
use the --xattrs flag to rsync or tar to copy these across.


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