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Old 09-07-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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How to take backup with tar command

Hi all,
Iam using federo os, i want to take backup from remote pc in single command, what is the command i have to execute.
I Execute following commands.
But it is not working

tar -cZvf /home/[Destination] /var/www/html[Source]

tar -cZvf[Destination] /var/www/html/[Source]
it is showing like this
tar: compress: Cannot exec: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
tar: /var/www/html/\:/root/Desktop/html06082011.tar.gz: Cannot open: Input/output error
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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Use ssh and pipe the tarball to your local machine:
It will work better if you use pubkey authentication and run ssh-agent & ssh-add before hand so you aren't prompted for a passphrase from ssh.

ssh user@host 'tar -C /var/www/html/ -cZvf - . | cat >/root/Desktop/html06082011.tar.gz
However, I'd recommend ssh'ing as a regular user and never running an X desktop as root.

You could also ssh to the server first and ssh back to the client stream the archive.

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