Schedule a Backup with Tar
I have a tape drive(st0) that I want to backup to. I was thinking of a full backup once a week and then differential backups everyday. I have looked at some man files to use tar to do this. I can backup one directory or file to the tape drive, but I am not sure what character to use to backup multiple directories. To schedule the backups I hear that crontab is the best thing to use, but I am not too familiar with it. If anyone could give me an example or point me in the direction of some good howto files it would be much appreciated. Thanks.