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Old 09-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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why do my .tar.gzs include their mount points and drives as empty folders?

I created some .tar.gz archives, and later discovered that the archives include their mount points and drives as empty folders. How can I avoid that happening in the future? I suppose I did something wrong when creating the archives. I mean, what is the point of the archives having empty folders that represent the mount points and drives of the archived data?
Old 09-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #2
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Well it might help if you started by telling us just what exactly you are trying to do. Are you trying to make a backup of an entire live system with just tar?
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Nope...I was just collecting a group of old backups of my user account into one .tar.gz.

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