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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

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On 12/05/07 15:26, Michael Pobega wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 03:21:20PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 12/05/07 10:12, Michael Pobega wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 08:29:03PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> [snip]
>>>> Plain old "date"?  No.  I prefer `date +%y%m%d.%H%M`.
>>> I'm trying to write a shell script to use tar for backups, but I want to
>>> know; Which directories are nessecary to backup with tar and which
>>> aren't? Obviously /bin, /usr, /home, /boot, /lib, /srv (Where I keep
>>> all of my chroots) and /etc are, but are any of the other directories
>>> mandatory to backup? Or are any of these directories fruitless to
>>> backup?
>> Did you get the script I attached to the email you replied to?  It
>> works like a champ for me.
> I got it, but although that script may work for you it's too particular
> of a use; I have a lot of files I need to backup, so it'd be better for
> me to backup everything manually myself.
> My shell script works, but I keep running out of disc space; Does anyone
> know if there's a way I can transfer the file over to my other laptop
> once it's done tarring (Effectively removing the need for a /backup dir
> on my HDD?) Once I hit 13G on my root partition I run out of room.

Sure.  tar understands stdin/stdout, so pipe it across an ssh link.

Or mount the laptop's drive using NFS.

> My shell script it attached.

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