I use the following command to copy data and it is working as expected.
cp -pr --reply=yes /db-nfs/mysql3/* /db-nfs/mysql5/
1) Is there a better way?
2) I want to copy the same data to /db-nfs/mysql7 as well. Is it possible in single command?
If you are repeatedly copying the same data over to the folders rather than a one time copy to a blank target, consider using
(Note the trailing slashes are important!)
1) This won't preserve hard links and extended attributes, so you may be better off using
2) Depends what you mean by a single command! You could write a script which runs multiple