How to mirror a harddisk for backup purpose -ghost

Trent Piepho xyzzy at
Fri Jun 22 14:11:23 PDT 2001

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 alvin at wrote:
> tar does NOT need any intermediate file
> tar zcf -  directories_to_copy | ( cd /mnt/new_disk ; tar xvfp - )

Is there any advantage of using tar over cp -a?  I don't see one, and
tar is slower.

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