Rsync backup to tar or gzip archive
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Tue Jan 24 18:17:32 UTC 2006
Julian Underwood wrote:
> Hello List,
> I am wanting to backup my Linux machine at work using Rsync. I have a
> mounted SMB share which it will be backing up to. I would like to rsync
> "into" an archive, so the backup is all in one file. I've done some
> googling and haven't found a real clear way to do an rsync backup into
> either a tar or gzip archive.
> Does anyone have a couple of one-liners or links they could recommend?
Why do you want to use rsync for this? Are you doing something
that you can not do using the -u option of tar or the -f option
or zip? If so, you may want to look at standard backup software.
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