[CentOS] Taring up the OS - how to exclude directories
rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Sep 8 16:38:04 UTC 2006
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> From the howto: http://www.faqs.org/docs/securing/chap29sec305.html
>> I got some ideas to help me to tar up the OS. I had already been
>> shown how to wrap it into SSH to deposit the tar file on another
>> system, so I tried the following:
>> tar cpvzf - -C / --exclude home --exclude media --exclude mnt
>> --exclude proc --exclude */lost+found | ssh root at 10.0.0.2
>> But, whereas the howto is talking about --exclude dealing with files,
>> the Centos Man on tar is saying that it applies to files.
>> So what is wrong? I know the SSH stuff is correct as when I put in
>> something like ls I get a file with result of the ls. Also I had
>> done this without the excludes and of course it died slowing when it
>> got to /media/cdrom :(
> I recall that before USB2, when tape backup made sense, I used an
> "exclude file" rather than doing it on the command line. I also
> remember that "/"s most definitely affect the outcome. I believe that
> if you'll look at the info pages (not man) for tar, you'll find a few
> examples buried in the document that will make the tar part of your
> puzzle crystal clear.
At the very end of info tar, it talks a LITTLE bit about -- exclude PATTERN.
I guess you have to know what pattern means. So should I be using
--exclude '/home' ?
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