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Old 06-21-2002, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question tar --newer .. or --list-incremental

Hi, I'm trying to use tar to do an incremental backup. I'm having a problem with the --newer option. I could be persuaded to use the --list-incremental option as well but I can't get that working either.

I'm using RedHat 7.2

Here's what I tried:

tar --newer 20June2002 cvpf /tmp/20jun02 /home

in which case it says that I must specify one of Acdtrux
(BTW, I'm just using /tmp as an example, i've tried that and /mnt/zip but neither work)

So, I thought the --newer option should go after the cvpf.

tar -cvpf --newer 20Jun2002 /tmp/20jun02 /home

When I tried that then it thinks that the file I want to back up to is named --newer.

Old 06-21-2002, 03:57 PM   #2
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Use the --newer option at the end of the command.


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