backup help

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Mar 17 21:56:48 UTC 2009

On 03/15/2009 12:31 PM, Mahadi Hasan wrote:
> I have created a backup file of my documents on the command line using
> tar utility. Now, I want to update the file periodically without
> creating the backup file of all the documents again from the
> ground-up. How do I update the backup file using tar?
> Name of the file: docs_backup.tar.bz2
> Destination: /home/bb/Public
> Source path: /media/d
> For backing up which method is better? tar utility or a gui
> application? If gui application, what is the name?

I'd use rsync instead, but these might be of help:
[Howto: Backup and restore your system! - uses tar]

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