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Old 07-29-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
grantm
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tar: How do I backup everything !!


Hi,

I'm trying to backup my entire Redhat 9 system to my other hard drive so that I can re-partition the linux one. I've tried ...
Code:
tar cvf /mnt/winc/backup.tar -exclude ./mnt /
but it runs for 10-15 mins and then bombs out with "max file size exceeded". This happens at about 2GB.

/mnt/winc is a 15 GB vfat partition.

Help !!
 
Old 07-29-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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VFAT can't handle files bigger than 2GB

That was a bit curt :}

Cosider using something like:
http://www.mondorescue.org/about/about.html
which will allow for multi-volumes.

Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 07-29-2003 at 11:08 PM.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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Hey Tinkster,

Thanks for the link !! Mondo looks like it should do the trick.

Just one question ... Does it require the original partitioning scheme/sizes on a restore ? That would defeat my purpose.

Thanks,
Grant.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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Quote:
Does it require the original partitioning scheme/sizes
on a restore ? That would defeat my purpose.
Depends on how you invoke it :}

You have the choice... look in the
on-line manual, chapter 9.2.2...

Cheers,
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