I recently went through the process of trying to move my entire 1.5 Tb BackupPC tree to a new drive. Here are some thoughts and comments from that experience.
- I spent 40 days (literally) attempting to get various combinations of rsync, tar, cp, etc. to clone the contents of the drives to a new larger drive. However, the bazillion of small little files hard-linked to a pool of randomly named actual files made this practically impossible to do in a finite amount of time.
- In the end I used the unix utility ‘dd’ for the fastest possible copying.
- In order
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