I've been trying to get the whole backup thing down the past couple days with tar. The exclude option has been giving me problems though.
I've been trying to use this command
tar -zcvpf /archive/full-backup-`date '+%d-%B-%Y'`.tar.gz \
--directory / --exclude=mnt --exclude=proc --exclude=var/spool/squid
taken from http://www.tldp.org/LDP/lame/LAME/li...er-backup.html
Even though the exclude options are there it still tries to archive mnt, proc, and var/spool/squid
I'm running a relatively clean install of Slackware 10.2.