cp -ar to external harddrive

Bryan Hepworth bryan at redfedora.co.uk
Tue Dec 6 07:33:03 UTC 2005

Hi Everyone

I'm trying to back up /home to an external hard drive (maxtor usb) and wanted to keep the file permissions but when I do a

cp -ar /home /media/usb it complains about not being able to do the permissions and they all go across as root instead. 

Anyone know where I'm going wrong?



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