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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

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On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 03:35:46PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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 ~.

Very nice. I'll be trying this when I get home; Although before I
attempt this I'll probably attempt to install OpenBSD on my other
laptop -- But that's a whole 'nother story.

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