GNU tar creates and manipulates archives which are actually collections of many other files; the program provides users with an organized and systematic method for controlling a large amount of data.

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tar incremental backup is backing everything up, every time when used on the Dropbox directory

I made an incremental backup about 10 months ago (on Jan 27, 2013), creating a .snar metadata file. Now, when I try to make an incremental backup using tar --create --file=dropbox_incremental_1.tar ...
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Moving large number of files since date

I've recently moved a large number of files from one server to another with tar -c files_in_dir | ssh user@111.222.33.444 'tar -xvf - -C /new/server/files' Which worked very well. However, I'd like ...
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Filename encoding switched to UTF-8 by tar when untaring to Windows share

We have different Magento installations (webshop) that allows images to be added to a product freely. When an image is added to a product, the file is named in a specific way that sometimes ...
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update tar archive in the relative directory

when I want to create a tar archive in a relative path, I can do this: tar cf archiveName.tar -C relative/path someDirectory but when I want to update the archive, this tar uf archiveName.tar -C ...
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Piping stream into tar on FreeBSD

I am trying to pipe a tar/gzip archive into tar to decompress it. The script I have is part of a self extracting installer, where my archive is appended to the script. This works fine on linux, and ...
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Faster picking of files from a tar archive

We've got a collection of servers that we're backing up using Duplicity. We're trying to build some functionality for our staff so that they can select a file and view the available versions for ...
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Copy directory structure from Solaris preserving all the permissions and links

I am looking to copy a directory structure with Files, I am not looking for content a 0 byte file will do. I just need to copy the directory tree with 0 byte files and links preserving the properties ...
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Installing multiple mysql as rpm vs tarball

Which is the suitable way to install multiple mysql servers without affecting the current installation in fedora( rpm or tarball)?
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Backing up file moves with rsync + tar

I have a mirroring system in place with rsync and it works well. However, moving a file causes it to be transferred again in its entirety. Given what I know about the rsync algorithm's rolling ...
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Backup to Tape using tar: How to add file details (time, date, size) to a TAR log?

What is the best way to make my tar log more informative? Cat'ing the log shows what was backed up, but tells nothing about the files last update or size. Eg: tar cvf /dev/st0 foo* > backup.log ...
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Umlaut encoding: tar on Mac Lion

I have a tar archive created on an old Unixware machine using ISO8859-1 encoding. When I try to extract it under Macosx Lion, I experience a bit of weirdness with German umlauts. For instance: I open ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f ...
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inconsistent behavior of files created by an archive / ssh / tar command

Working on a deploy script, I ran into issues that I cannot explain. We have a production server (Ubuntu server 10.04), a repository (Gitlab), and a development server (Ubuntu 14.04). I work on the ...
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Unexpected EOF write error

We have a Sun Solaris 10 server that is failing to backup using tar to write to tape. tar cEf /dev/rmt/0cn . The complete error is tar: write error: unexpected EOF tar error code 2 The ...
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FTP performance 15x slower for tar files of binary vs. text?

We're running some 1GB FTP file transfer tests in advance of a larger 40GB transfer and seeing 15x slower performance (450kB/s vs. 7Mb/s) when the 1GB test tar file is composed of small (<100k) ...