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. > Ashish.
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