[BLUG] scp -p preserving ownership through root user
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Thu Jul 3 09:37:40 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2 Jul 2008, Shing-Shong Shei wrote:
> It doesn't look like you were using tar??? If you use tar, you
> should have only one file and you don't need 'scp -r'; e.g.,
> Am I missing something?
Well, I left out two things, anyway. I always do the full
nine yards of scp -- with -r, and both IPs, full paths, the works
-- just because that's the only I have a better than even chance
of getting it right and making it do what I mean it to. Also, for
the record, I usually did all of /home, as root (in order to get
things like root's .bash_history); so of course I also had to do
a chown at the other end.
But the relevant point to what I was answering is only
that tar does not follow symlinks by default; if you want it to
track them down and include them, you have to tell it to.
Otherwise, using it for the purpose I did, you gradually
accumulate obscure but irritating failures of exactly the kind of
things I was trying to preserve.
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
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