I want to create a clone of the structure of our multi-terabyte file server. I know that cp --parents can move a file and it's parent structure, but is there any way to copy the directory structure intact?
I want to copy to a linux system and our file server is CIFS mounted there.
You could do something like:
find . -type d >dirs.txt
to create the list of directories, then
xargs mkdir -p <dirs.txt
to create the directories on the destination.