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> Using tar to backup all small files
post Dec 27 2005, 01:05 PM
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I'd like to back up my /home directory on a weekly basis. The problem is, /home is 2.9gb

Does anyone know how I can tell tar to only back up files under, say, 5mb?


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post Dec 28 2005, 01:32 AM
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I think this will work if not its close im on a friends computer right now so i cant test it
I dont know the comand line options to add files to an archive so put them in place of "thetarcommandlinehere"
I'm sorry if this doesent work i'll post again if it doesent and tell you what does

find $HOME -size -5m -exec tar thetarcommandlinehere {} ;
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