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Verify file integrity by comparison with original file

I'm copying 1TB of a FreeNAS Server to a USB External Drive, I'm doing it with "cp", and after the copy has finished, I want to compare the files from original files to the copy one. Is this ...
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Why can I rest assured that GNU Parted has not corrupted a single bit after shrinking my partition?

I shrunk my root partition and it seems nice. But I am thinking about overwriting now at least the most important files from the backup copy (external drive, rsync, weekly backup) in order to be sure ...
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Does gzip add integrity/crc check to a .tar?

I run commands: tar -cf myArchive.tar myDirectory/ gzip myArchive.tar then I copy the file over a lot of unreliable mediums, and later I unpack it using: tar -xzf myArchive.tar.gz The fact that ...
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How to verify Debian ISO integrity?

I recently downloaded Debian 7.5.0 Wheezy and managed to use the Release.sig signature to verify the integrity of the Release checksum file using GPG4Win. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any advice on ...
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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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md5sum check fails for git-man-pages.tar.gz package

When I try to verify the integrity of git-man-pages package I downloaded from "http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/detail?name=git-manpages-1.8.4.tar.gz&can=2&q=" it fails with error. ...
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What to do after cancelled “rm -rf /usr/” on Arch?

So I just did this on my up-to-date Arch system: [anna@home ~]$ sudo rm -rf /usr/ ^C[anna@home ~]$ ^C [anna@home ~]$ ^C I terminated the rm very quickly. I can't find anything wrong with /usr/ by ...
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How to restore data atomically on a remote server?

I want to be able to backup and restore my home directory of a remote account. The command I use are: Backup ssh myuser@myuser.server.com "tar jcf - ." > backup.tar.bz2 Restore cat ...
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Check integrity of a dd backup

I just made a backup of an entire hard drive (50GB) over ssh via: dd if=/dev/hda | buffer -s 64k -S 10m | ssh myuser@myhost "cat > ~/image.img" What's now the best way to check the integrity of ...