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Re: tar question



Peter Langfelder wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 4:30 PM, chloe K <chloekcy2000 yahoo ca> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have number of selected files to backup and it is also in different
>> folders
>> How can I make it easy?
>> eg:
>> tar zcvf select-file.tar.gz from selected file or tar zcvf
>> select-file.tar.gz (from selected files in file.txt)?
>>
>> Thank you for your help
> 
> I have no advice to offer if you insist on using tar, but you may want
> to look at rsync. You can preserve the directory structure, all flags,
> and use it only on a selection of files.

If he wants multiple independent mirrors (e.g. a weekly CD), rsync is a
poor choice because there would be no compression.  If he wants a single
mirror, I would recommend rdiff-backup.

Matt Flaschen


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