cp -ar to external harddrive

Trevor "TeC" Christian trevor at bouyon.dalive.com
Tue Dec 6 20:14:02 UTC 2005

Bryan Hepworth wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks
> Bryan

rsync may also be of some assistance...

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