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Old 10-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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remote file copy through archiving software

I know I read how to do this before, but can't find the message...

I need to back up a fold on a remote machine to my local box; the remote hd does not have enough space archive it, neither does my local box. I know there's a cantrip to pipe scp through gzip (or similar), but I don't remember the syntax. Anyone willing to offer some guidance?

Old 10-06-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 41 maybe.. on local hard disc i think you can create directory in filesystem that can use compression on stored data.
or maybe you can tweak this line to use remote to archive process

dd bs=1M if=/dev/sda1 | gzip -c -3 > /mnt/backup/boxname-sda8-ext4-32GB.bin.gz


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