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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

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:48 PM, ALLO (Alfredo Lopez De Leon) <ALLO@novozymes.com> wrote:

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

Hi Alfredo,

I would do

md5sum <src files> > md5.txt
cp -pr <src> <dest>
md5sum -c md5.txt
rm <src>

Or do the same md5 steps but write to DVD & use sneakernet to be even safer (with an added benefit of having a backup also).

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