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Re: Seeking Wisdom Concerning Backups

Ken Irving wrote:
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 04:48:07PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
Owen Townend wrote:
On 2/29/08, *Kent West* <westk@acu.edu <mailto:westk@acu.edu>> wrote:

    I have a small server on which I need to backup the /home partition.

This sounds very promising, but I can't seem to wrap my brain around the syntax required. I just tried this command:

sudo tar -cvzf /TERASTATIONBACKUP/2008Feb29.tgz /home | split -b 2000m - 2008Feb29.tgz

The -f option of tar identifies the output file, and its argument should
be - (a single dash) to use standard output.
Okay; I've changed it to:

sudo tar -cvzf - /home | split -b 2000m - /TERASTATIONBACKUP/2008Feb29.tgz

which looks to be working. I'll know in just a bit.

Thanks very much. I'm hopeful this will be just the ticket.

(Now to wrap my brain around cron. Arg....)

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