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Re: tar question

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 03:47:29PM -0700, Ralph Alvy wrote:
> A newbie question. I'm trying to bakup the current directory to my MO
> device. That device is registered in the system as 
>         /dev/sda
> and is mounted on 
>         /mnt/mo
> Neither of the following attempts success in creating a backup.tar.gz file
> on my MO drive:
>         tar cvzf /dev/sda backup.tar.gz .

I am not sure if you can specify a filename unless you have a filesystem on it.
I have been successful by specifying just the device. Say,
	tar cvf /dev/sda .

>         tar cvzf /mnt/mo/backup.tar.gz .
> What am I doing wrong? The MO drive is definitely mounted, but all I get is
> a backup.tar.gz file in the current directory.


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