I heard that rsync isn't the best one when creating the first backup in terms of performance. Instead it is the best for the later backups. So I wonder what are some better commands for creating the ...
I want to copy the attributes (ownership, group, ACL, extended attributes, etc.) of one directory to another but not the directory contents itself. This does not work: cp -v --attributes-only A B ...
How to resume securely and reliably process of copying file $A into backup location $B done with pv "$A" > "$B" or cat "$A" > "$B" ? (let's assume file $A is very big, e.g. LVM2 snapshot file) ...
Our sysadmin has created a backup system that creates snapshots of the hard drive. When I try to restore an older version from the snapshot: cp /path/to/snapshots/foo.bar /path/to/folder/foo.bar ...