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Old 07-05-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Incremental Backup (tar command)

I want to make a incremental backup

but I always get a error when trying to use the "g" option in tar, like this:
maginot@maginot:~$ tar cgfzv backupteste2.tar.gz documentos/configuracao-ultima
tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
if I use without the g option them it creates the backup file I seted. But I want to create a weekly task of backup in cron, so I have to have the command right seted.

I want to backup the files every week so I want the incremental backup type.
Old 07-05-2005, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'm not sure but this page has helped me a lot when making my backup scripts.

hope you find it useful.
Old 07-05-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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I never use the -g option but check this for incremental solution :

As you can see, the use of the date command may be judicious
and you will be able to rotate the files with a /etc/logrotate.d/*
configuration file
Old 07-20-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
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Has anybody tried mondo rescue for inc bkps? Can it even be done?
Old 07-21-2005, 02:04 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Namaseit
I'm not sure but this page has helped me a lot when making my backup scripts.

hope you find it useful.
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