My Ubuntu doesn't boot. I was able to boot from liveCD and connect an external hard drive. I want to backup my files. I tried
cp -r /home destination, but I get problem with spaces in filenames, symlinks, errors "Cannon create fifo: Operation not permitted" "Permission denied" "Invalid argument" and plenty more. What is the best way to do it? Will
cp -a fix these issues or should I do something more clever?
Also in live mode I didn't have permission to view one folder in my home directory. I run
sudo nautilus to view it.
So far I found out that using
rsync doesn't have problems with filenames. But it doesn't copy .so and .a files. Also it is running extremely slow comparing to cp.