Copying one's home directory to an external hard disk
On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 13:01 -0700, Robin Laing wrote:
> Frank Cox wrote:
> > On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 01:50:15 +0000
> > Paul Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> What is the best way of copying *entirely* one's home directory to an
> >> external hard disk?
> > tar
> I will vote against tar.
> I used it for a backup some time ago and just this past weekend, I had
> to recover 4 files. Due to the size of the tar file, it took ages. I
> am talking hours.
Those must have been really big files. For a file of a few gigs (4 I
think) it took 20 minutes.
> With the cost of drives today, I would just use cp -a. I have not used
> rsync so I cannot comment on that.
> Robin Laing
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