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Backup your files using tar and gzip

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 @ 01:12:44 AM CST by David Yee [] [read 2491 times]

Tips: Linux/Unix world

The following command backs up the foobar directory into a file called foobar.tgz:

tar cvf - /home/foobar | gzip > /home/backup/foobar.tgz

With the newer versions of the GNU tar the above can be shortened to:

tar cvfz /home/foobar /home/backup/foobar.tgz

Here is a video that demos how you would goes into more detail, as well as setting up the back-up task using cron.

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