Totally overlooked this post...

Originally Posted by cclapper
What is the parameter to preserve the document permissions if -p does not work?

I believe -p is the only way to preserve permissions while utilizing Tar to create an archive...

Originally Posted by AllenAyres
Thanks for the review, I just moved a 700mb tar of someone's html/php files (yes, it's a huge site, the db tar is about the same size eek ). It only took me about 8 hours as opposed to 3 days my old way wink
Yeh, theres often faster ways to do things hehe...

My favorite is to create the archive, move it to a web directory, then use wget on the destination machine to snag the file... No downloading on your part required, and can usually do a 700mb file in seconds...

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