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Does CPIO produce platform dependant archives?

I made a CPIO archive with following command on Solaris 11 (SPARC): find . | cpio -ov >/tmp/myarchive.cpio I copied it to Intel based Solaris 11 machine and tried to extract using the ...
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auspex LFS backups

I have some backup tapes which existed on an AUSPEX file server. The backups were written to tape with the SunOs version of the CPIO command. Now that I need to restore them, (of course there are no ...
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How to move Linux to another partition?

I need to make a copy of a working linux system, which (being contained in /, and the new place is prepared in /mnt/sdb5) seems to contain considerable amount of hard-, soft-links and special files in ...
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Making archive with the current date as folder name

I am looking to make an archive of my root directory, but only certain folders/files. So far, this is what I have, can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong? For the purposes of figuring out the ...
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HP-UX -> Linux incremental remote backup

I've the need to setup a differential backup process from a range of remote HP-UXes to a central RHEL5 server. I'd happily go with rsync, problem is, stock HP-UX 11.11 has no built-in rsync and I ...
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Backup file format that enables easy access of specific files?

I need to upgrade a Server and there have to make a compressed backup of a lot of directories. The question is: Which format should I use? tar.gz, cpio? Both compression and decompression processes ...
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cpio VS tar and cp

I just learned that cpio has three modes: copy-out, copy-in and pass-through. I was wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of cpio under copy-out and copy-in modes over tar. When is it ...
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Fedora Core yum update cpio error

Any idea why I'm getting these errors when running: yum update http://pastie.org/private/7x4pez9duzxvmb6lgeyrgq I've never had a problem with that command in the past.
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Automating a multi-tape cpio backup

Currently, I have a simple backup process in which a script is run daily via cron. If there's a tape in the drive, it will use cpio to backup critical files, with a full system backup done once a ...
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Is there a smarter tar or cpio out there for efficiently retrieving a file stored in the archive?

I am using tar to archive a group of very large (multi-GB) bz2 files. If I use tar -tf file.tar to list the files within the archive, this takes a very long time to complete (~10-15 minutes). ...