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  1. #1

    Backups with tar in places by electrical problems

    Hello everyone!
    I'm trying to make a backup of /home on a server with about 3,7Tb of data using "tar" generating a "tar.gz" file but the copy needs many hours (some days) to complete. We are having random power cuts, so you will not have time to complete the backup.

    You know any way to re-launch the copy where it has been stopped or if there is another simple system for backing up these features?

    thank you very much



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    Linux Engineer
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    Jan 2005
    Saint Paul, MN
    With power drops, I would be using CPIO rather than TAR to perform the backup. CPIO sees that the destination copy is the same as the source and does do the copy making it a little more "incremental" at least in time.

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