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Old 06-18-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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using tar for backup - error permission denied


I'm using tar to backup the whole hard drive with root as username.
But having problem with permission denied.
my command was
tar clSf - . | (cd /mnt/newmount; tar xpSf -)

my current directory was /
even when I moved to ~/ still have same problem with these files ./.bashrc ...
I changed the permission to those files to 777 still have permission denied.

tar:./.bashrc: Cannot open: Permission denied
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Please show me.

Old 06-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hmm...I don't know what the problem could be....but I've always done that command like this:

tar -cf - . | (cd /destination/directory ; cat -xf -)
Also the destination directory must exist before performing that won't create it for you.
Old 06-18-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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I'm using RedHat 9.0.
That was the problem.
I tried on Fedora Core 6.0 and it works.
But I really want RedHat 9.0.


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