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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

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On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 03:33:25PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> 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.

Something like:

tar cvvf foo.tar bar | ssh user@dest "cat > foo.tar"

Or am I doing it wrong (I most likely am)? I've never done any sort of
piping through SSH before, so any sort of help would be appreciated.

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