I'm making (re: going to!) up a small backup script
using tar -czvf backup.tgz backup/
now prior to tar command backup was 2.8g after tar 2.6g :shock:
can I do better than that ?
/me looks on google ;-)
use bzip2 instead of gzip (tar -cjvf, maybe) might show a small gain. If the files are already compressed (ie: images, mp3), you won't see much gain anyway.
You could use subversion for backups instead of tar, this way only changes are recorded instead of entire files. That is, for text files. Binary files wouldn't be much different I guess, scrap that idea.
There are hundreds of backup tools, why write your own?
wellll ..... hdup is what I use atm but its playing up tar has to be patched for it to work (but its not building...)
sooooo in the meantime I need a quick way to backup me /home
& yes I have some (*cough*) mp3 files in there ;-)
2.8g will fit on a dvd no problem but thats a short term solution
don't bother backing up mp3 files. You can always downl.... I mean rip them from your legally purchased CDs again any old time. So they're already backed up.
How come you never on Jabber any more?
I'm always on Jabber you just don't see me ;-)