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Ok, how is it possible that I get perm denied when I'm copying files in console. Any ideas?

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is that in nfs? please provide more details.... – smintz May 8 '11 at 20:31
ext3 is the filesystem. i just used cp -r / bakfolder – oneat May 9 '11 at 10:32
Which child of / gave the issue? Maybe try copying children one by one until you find it. I've had a similar issue with writing to files or directories associated with devices, but to get permission denied on just a read seems odd. – BigChief May 9 '11 at 12:37

/ is not a file or a directory, please try cp -r /* destination

you might also consider to use rsync instead.

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