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RE: [Help-tar] Inquiry on GNU Tar

From: Nick Lewis
Subject: RE: [Help-tar] Inquiry on GNU Tar
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:03:11 -0000

>What are the commands and configurations I need to do for performing an
archive to a network share path and on a local tape drive?
To backup do:
 tar -czf where_to_backup what_to_backup
To restore do:
 tar -xzf the_archive

>Do they log any information about the creation or extraction of the
archived files? If yes which is the log file?
To verbosely see what is happening add the -v option. To view the
contents of the archive do:
 tar --list -zf the_archive

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