Unix Tip #4612- October 27, 2013


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BACKING UP FILES


Ever needed to backup all
of your configuration files
in one fail swoop?

Using an editor create a
file:

vi configlist

Enter the full path of the
files needed to backup.

/etc/passwd
/etc/inetd.conf
/etc/hosts/allow
/etc/hosts.deny
and so on until you have a full list of files.
Save the file and quit

:wq!

Compress the files using tar:

tar cvfzT /tmp/backup.tar.gz configlist
tar: Removing leading `/` from absolute path names in the archive
etc/passwd
etc/inetd.conf

WARNING! This file contains some files that could only be read by a
limited number of users. Store it carefully so only the Administrator can
access it.

Check "man tar" on your flavor,
the "z" and "T" options are
not available on all flavors
of unix.

This tip generously supported by: darren.mallett@tradermedia.co.uk



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