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Old 09-30-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
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filesystem image backup to CD

Hi all, a quick question (which I hope is an easy one):

I'd like to backup certain directories /home and /var/lib/cvs to CD (how to burn a CD is not the question atm). I can make zip files of these folders but then I lose the file attributes, such as owner, group, etc. (don't I?)

Is there a way of capturing all the file system information and making one big file of a directory and all subdirectories?

Old 09-30-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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do a
# tar czvpf filename.tar.gz /home/*
# tar czvpf filename2.tar.gz /var/lib/cvs/*

that would retain the permisssions too

Old 09-30-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thank you!


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