backing up with tar
Greetings to all
I am the administrator for a machine which is running SUSE 10.1, my research has shown the syntax for backing-up the entire file system is as list below
tar -czpvf /<directory>/<file.tar.gz> --exclude=/<directory> --exclude=/media --exclude=/lost+found /
in attempting this it is suspected that some scripts which are continuously running are causing the backup to fail.
How can I get the backup to be done without the scripts interrupting, and without having to switch off the scripts?