tar syntax and backing up
Related to another post concerning the possible demise of my
harddrive, I thought I'd better confirm with wiser people that my
backup plan is doing what I think it's doing.
I've got a full backup of all my important data in tar.gz files on my
harddrive and burned onto cds. I want to backup everything that has
been modified since the last full backup, so I use:
tar --newer-mtime ../mail4Mar07.tar.gz -cvzf 18Mar2007.tar.gz \
/home/tyler/bibtex/ /home/tyler/thesis/ /home/tyler/analysis/ \
As far as I can tell from the output and tar -t this is correct, but
I'd hate to find out after my drive dies that I'm mistaken...