Re: System unresponsitive when copying HD/HD

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 15:20:03 EST

On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Delta wrote:

> Hi,
> I backup my linux partition once a month from my second IDE drive to an
> empty partition
> on the first IDE disk. I have about 2.8 Gig to copy, and I use <cp -ax /
> /mnt/hd> to do the copy.

# cd / ; nice -n 20 tar -clf - . | (cd /mnt/hd; tar -xpf -)

Will probably do what you want.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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