[CentOS] tar exclude question
tr.ml at gmx.de
Tue Mar 15 09:25:37 UTC 2011
hope this is not too offtopic, but this bothers me and my backup.
My backups are tar jobs in cron, eg:
20 23 * * * tar -zcf /mnt/backupInternalHosts/backup/backup.tar.gz
/etc /root /home && touch /tmp/state_backup-backup
This always sends me an unwanted email with:
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
I consider this a bug because this informal message is printed to error out?
Ok, I rewrite my tar job to get around this:
tar -zc -f /mnt/backupInternalHosts/backup/backup.tar.gz -C / etc root
home && touch /tmp/state_backup-backup
Fine this works, but problems arise when I try to exclude things
(example under /tmp/foo):
$ mkdir dir1 dir2 dir1/dir2
$ touch dir1/dir2/importantFile
$ tar -cvf tarfile.tar --exclude=dir2 -C /tmp/foo/ dir1 dir2
Because the exclude pattern matches under dir1 my important File is not
backed up. The problem is, I cannot specify the exclude pattern to match
only /tmp/foo/dir2 , can I?
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