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Re: [vox-tech] Copying/ Moving Large number of files
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Re: [vox-tech] Copying/ Moving Large number of files



I would 'cp' them then remove originals.  'mv' will be fine, if it's all in the same mounted filesystem.  If you're crossing filesystem boundaries, it's usually safer to cp then delete original.  At least, that has had the most luck for me.

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jan

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--- On Thu, 12/11/08, ALLO (Alfredo Lopez De Leon) <ALLO@novozymes.com> wrote:

> From: ALLO (Alfredo Lopez De Leon) <ALLO@novozymes.com>
> Subject: [vox-tech] Copying/ Moving Large number of files
> To: "vox-tech" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 1:48 PM
> Hi,
> 
> I need to move a large number of directories whose size
> ranges from 1GB to 6 GB (multiple files ~400mb each) between
> two NFS partitions.  Which is the safest way to do it?  Will
> "mv dir1 /bla/bla/bla/dir1" will suffice?  The
> data is extremely valuable and I will hate to lose it during
> the process, should I do "copy" {cp -r dir1
> /bla/bla/bla/dir1} instead and then remove the originals?
> 
> Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
> 
> 
> Best Regards
> Alfredo Lopez
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