I'm switching from a slower remote server to a faster one. (In a nutshell.)
Everything seems to have been migrated properly, but just incase some things didn't get transferred properly, I'd like to make a complete filesystem backup of the older server just incase. (Something I can navigate easily, like a .tar.gz. I'm estimating that compressed it will be about 10GB.)
Any recommendations on how to create a full-disk backup for a remote machine? I have SSH root access.
I'm looking for something similar to:
tar -zcvf ServerBackup08222011.tar.gz /
But my primary question is whether this will get meta... Will the backup try and backup itself?