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Best method to verify unix cp command was successful

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In database environment need to absolutely verify that cold backup files are saved to alternative location.  I have approximately 20 files that are 2GB each.  My only thought is to use the unix "cmp" command to verify files have been copied successfully ( e.g. source matches copy byte for byte ).  What about running a checksum, unix command "sum"?
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#!/bin/sh
src_sum=`sum /src/file | awk '{print $1]'`
dst_sum=`sum /dst/file | awk '{print $1}'`
 
if [ $src -eq $dst ]
then
   echo "Checksums are the same"
else
   echo "Checksums differ"
fi

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