Backup Solutions? CP too slow.
I am looking for a simple and fast way to copy all data from one drive to another. This should be simple.... Right :) So say I have /hd1 and /hd2 mounted. To copy all filed from /hd1 to /hd2 I use the following command:
And it does exactly what I need, the only problem is it takes for ever to finish (about 9hours for 50GB). I have 1GB of ram and 4x450Mhz CPUs. The actual copy rate is 7 to 10 MB/s (timed for a single file). However the disk is full of thousands of really tiny files, and that's what bogs down the copy. When copying the files the cpu raves up all the way up to full power and stays like that.
cp /hd1/* /hd2/ -pr
Are there any other ways to do the same thing. I looked into some backup packages but they are too complex for my needs, I basically need a CP command, but one that works fast..