I want to do a complete backup of a linux box "everything" in case an upgrade doesn't work. This box only has a cdrom, floppy and harddrive with the following capacity:
[root@linuxcracy]# df -ah
Falsest Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 4.4G 1.7G 2.5G 39% /
none 0 0 0 - /proc
/dev/hda1 53M 34M 17M 66% /boot
none 251M 0 251M 0% /dev/shm
none 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
I was going to use a tar command but what should I use "tar -cvxf TheWholeThing.tar.gz /". Please make a suggestion and do I have enough space? I would then sftp the tarfile to a different computer. Do you have a different suggestion.
Does anyone have a good tar script to will tar everything.