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Re: network backups with tar



On Wed, 19 Feb 2003 18:11:53 +0200
"Jason Dale" <redhat maxxess co za> wrote:

> Hello, 
> 
> 1) When I do a man page on 'tar', the screen comes up all garbled. I believe 
>      this was discussed on the list a while back, but I can't seem to find those mails
>      that will shed some insight on why this is happening. Does this have something to
>      do with the $TERM variable?
> 
> 2) I am using 'tar' to create a backup of a directory structure to another Linux server
>     on the same LAN. Here is a screen dump:
> 
> #  tar   -cvzf   -f  209.212.123.157:/usr/backups /tmp/testdir
> 
> Gives this output
> 
> tar: 209.212.123.157\:/usr/backups: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
> tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
> tmp/testdir/
> tmp/testdir/testfile1
> tmp/testdir/testfile2
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
>  
> I am trying to backup the directory /tmp/testdir and copy the archive onto the 
> server substituted by the IP address 'IP'. Where am I going wrong here? 
> 
> Regards, Jason
> 
look on sourceforge or google for flexbackup.
this package allows you to do what you are needing.





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