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Old 06-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
r00ster
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Create .tar.gz file


I want to back Squeeze files prior to upgrade to Wheezy.

I keep getting an empty folder when I try to create backup files to Desktop prior to copying to CD.
Code:
/home/rooster/Desktop/backup-sqboot# ls -al
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 rooster rooster 4096 Jun  2 11:16 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 rooster rooster 4096 Jun  2 11:16 ..
I created a folder on Desktop "/backup-sqboot.tar.gz". The command I used was
Code:
/home/rooster/Desktop# tar -cvpzf /backup-sqboot.tar.gz /boot
What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by r00ster; 06-02-2013 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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The command you give would create a backup of the contents of the /boot folder and place it in a file called backup-sqboot.tar.gz and put that file just under root (/). Neither your source nor destination has anything to do with Desktop. backup-sqboot.tar.gz is a file not a folder.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:17 AM   #3
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The command you give would create a backup of the contents of the /boot folder and place it in a file called backup-sqboot.tar.gz and put that file just under root (/). Neither your source nor destination has anything to do with Desktop. backup-sqboot.tar.gz is a file not a folder.
jdk
Gotcha! Thanks. I should have used
Code:
# tar -cvpzf /home/rooster/Desktop/backup-sqboot.tar.gz /boot
 
  


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