Re: Backup config files in home directory
Alan Chandler wrote:
Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
The more modern versions of tar also support the --exclude-tag option
which enables you to drop a file with a particular name (I use
NOBAK.TAG) into a directory and it skips that directory during backup. I
use that to create a backup of an external site I manage with the key
"operational" directories available to my fellow administrators from my
personal web site.
On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 01:01:52AM +0800, ronggui wong wrote:
I have other files and directories in the home directory, and I just
want to backup all the config files, most of them are hidden files and
directories. Now I use tar and manually exclude my other files and
directories with --exclude argument. Is there a better way to do this?
You'd have to define 'better'. A tar archive is certanly easy to
restore. You can even just pull in one file out of an archive. You can
look into the archive interactivly with midnight commander.
Personally, I use tar for all my backups.
Apologies - that was meant to go just to the list