Copying a large quantity of files from one disc to another (1.5Million)
Not sure if this is the right place to post...
I need to move (copy) a large quantity of files from one disc to another, the size of the data isn't a problem (36Gb) but the fact there are about 1.5million files to handle!
I tried to do a straight copy using cp and a list file names generated by one of our databases but it only managed to copy 51,000 in almost 3Hours.
I did a test using tar, which managed to archive 17Gb on a similar filesytem in about 34 minutes (no compression).
The question is, given the number of files how long approximately will it take to untar the 1.5million files as the killer is going to be file creation time.
FYI the destination disc is a 300Gb SCSI U320 10K
Any help in getting a ball pack time frame would be greatly appreciated.