shrinking backup files

Hal Davison hal at faams.net
Thu Oct 6 20:05:08 UTC 2005


Well bro..8GB ain't going on one CD...:)

When using tar you can use: tar czPf etc.tar.gz /etc

The z instructs tar to do the compression thing.

--Hal.


Raphaël Berbain wrote:

>* Charles Malespin:
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>>Hi all, I recently did a tar cpf etc.tar /etc and tar cpf
>>home.tar /home/usrname to make backups.  The .tar file I got for /home
>>is huge, 8Gb, is there any way that I can shrink this so that I can burn
>>it to a CD?  I dont have a DVD burner, so I would like to use these
>>files to burn to CD to back up(unless there is an easier way or
>>something I am not aware of)  Thanks, 
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>Looks like the 'cdbackup' package (available from the universe
>repository) is what you are looking for.
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