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For people like me who intend to modify the files and want to retain the original timestamp (e.g. you update the meta tags of your music library). It's based on the solution provided by Stone. However, here about the modification time and a working script to restore the timestamps. FIRST do step one, then start working with your files. Preserve old ...


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If you cannot change the filesystem on the production server, I would put the files on another server and mount them with NFS. I would use Linux and ZFS if man-hours are inexpensive, maybe some kind of home NAS distribution or maybe even a home NAS (both probably ZFS-based) if everything is expensive and you can find one that does professional-level ...


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I'd seriously recommend using something like ZFS for the filesystem. Built-in tools like the ZFS snapshot and ZFS send/receive allow you to take block-level snaps of the filesystem and ship it to a second server. Some third party tools like sanoid/syncoid can set automatic management/pruning and synchronization of your filesystem from one host to another. ...



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