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[leafnode-list] Re: moving spool to new disk

Theodore Heise <theo@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> This is probably a dumb question, but I've never been one to let
> that stop me before so here goes.  I did Google and search Usenet,
> but came up empty.
> I'm upgrading my server's primary hard drive from a 6 GB to an 80 GB
> disk.  I want to continue to use my current spool (it's ~800 MB) and
> was wondering if "cp -ax" was safe for moving it.  I'm assuming
> after moving it I should run texpire before restarting the cron
> calls to fetchnews.

Right.  Assuming you are using GNU cp, your suggested procedure should
be safe as "-a" preserves permissions and hard links. (For those on
non-GNU systems, -x prevents cp from descending into other file systems.)

BTW, please do not recycle threads, but start new ones on a new topic,
to keep things concise for the reader. Perhaps it makes no difference in
PINE, it does makes a difference in threaded readers such as mutt,
Sylpheed, Evolution or Thunderbird.

Matthias Andree
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