backup help

Lucio M Nicolosi lmnicolosi at
Wed Mar 18 00:19:27 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 6:56 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> 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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This thread was duplicated by "backup problem" that Mahadi Hassan
posted a couple of days ago. (Is there a way to mark threads as
"duplicate"? Maybe [duplicate] in the subject?)


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