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Old 08-29-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
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tar exceptions


I was wondering if there is a way I can leave out specific folders when doing a tar backup?

I have cron running a tar backup of a folder which contains around 70GB of data. One of the folders is a temp folder that contains about 20GB of stuff that isn't critical data, and if a disaster happens and that folder goes, is no real problem.

Is there anyway I can leave out this folder without creating a tar backup and naming each folder to backup one by one?

Thanks alot,

Old 08-29-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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try something like this....
tar -cvf /mnt/backup/file.tar . --exclude ./temp


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