I need to find a very efficient way of moving a file of matching -mtime from one directory tree to another directory, maintaining the same subdirectory path where it doesn't exist yet.
eg. move /dirA/subdir1/subdir2/filename to /dirB/subdir1/subdir2/filename
where subdir1/subdir2 may or may not yet exist under dirB/ at time of move.
And efficient meaning completing this on a tree of several million files before the next ice age (preferably sub-24 hrs).
Rsync comes to mind but some say it's not all that efficient for such matching single-file calls.
If this is in the same journaled filesystem, is a file move just a manipulation of filesystem catalogue metadata and not actual block re-writes, thus being that much more efficient?