I am accessing a shared hosting account through Putty / SSH. The account is pretty full, 300 MB below its quota. I need to make a full backup of all data present on the account. Creating a bzip2 file using
tar cjf archive.tar.bz2 directory/*
fails because there is not enough space for the tar.
Does anybody know a way to create a tar file and "stream" it to a local file on my PC? Through putty or any other SSH tool?