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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

On Dec 5, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Michael Pobega wrote:
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.

You're close.  Try this:

tar cvvf - bar | ssh -e none user@dest "cat >foo.tar"

Using - as the filename tells tar to output to stdout. "-e none" disables SSH's escape character, making the session fully transparent -- otherwise SSH will go into command mode if your tar output happens to contain a line that starts with ~.

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