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Linux CLI Data Extraction

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I have some Linux CLI servers which appear to have a similar set up. They use ZFS to present different storage areas.

I am attempting to extract the data whilst preserving timestamps.

Some I am able to extract data to NTFS drives, others I am only able to extract to EXT4 drives.

I have tried both "cp -pRv" as well as "tar czfv".

Also tried dd with no luck. 

Will cp -p only work to EXT4 and not NTFS.

Is there another way to extract the data whilst preserving timestamps?

Thanks in advance?

Posted : 26/07/2021 1:49 pm
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Are you doing this for a forensic purpose?  If you are, do you know that you are doing the right thing?

How are you going to use the extracted data? Feed it to a forensic tool?

(You asked a very similar question just a few months ago .. and based on your response, that worked. Why are you asking again? That question seemed to be non-forensic, as you did not copy to an image file, but apparently into a foreign file system, which does not seems to be advisable unless you know exactly what you are doing.)

Expressed otherwise, this might be a forensic question, although it seems quite unlikely.  If it is, please explain what you are trying to do.

Or, more likely, it is a Linux system administrator question.

If it is a sysadm question, ... the relevant server sysadm or other person with similar level of system knowledge is probably the best point of contact. That person would know what distro you are facing, what tools for backup etc. that are already installed, or if the task you want/need to perform is done in some particular way on these servers.

If you *are* that sysadm, you would definitely be better off in a forum that caters to fresh system administrators.  I don't know of any,



Posted : 26/07/2021 5:28 pm
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Posted by: @christ143uk

Also tried dd with no luck. 

That seems very unlikely?

Posted : 27/07/2021 4:26 pm