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Old 08-18-2012
If you have a reliable and fast network code 1 is quite an acceptable method to use and doesn't require additional space.

If you need to go with code 2 method try and run everything from 1 script on the source machine so you don't have to wait around for archive and network copy to finish so you can start extract. Try and avoid putting .tar file in the same directory you are archiving as tar will pick up it's on file and try to read this in. It's best from a performance viewpoint to have .tar file on a different physical disk.

Pick a small subdirectory (with a small size and a small directory tree) to test scripts with, as you don't want the script running for hours and then find the


code 1:

Source server shell:
--------------------

-- change directory
cd /usr/local/adm
-- copy source filesystem to target file system tar & extract to target server
tar cf - . | ssh 192.168.10.2 'cd /usr/local/adm/source.tar ; tar xf -'

Code 2 :

Source server shell:
--------------------

-- change directory
cd /usr/local/adm

-- Avoid writing to same directory you are archiving as tar will pickup the tar file and try to tar this causing issues. I'd suggest putting the zip in another filesystem preferablly on physically seperate disks for more performance.

tar cf /scratch/source.tar .

-- copy from source to targer server , how to modify the based on server
scp /scratch/source.tar 192.168.10.2:/scratch/source.tar

-- fire restore off on target machine (best done in this script as you can run it unattended, ie you wount have to be around at midnight when scp finishes)

ssh 192.168.10.2 'cd /usr/local/adm/ ; tar xf /scratch/source.tar'
 

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BF_TAR(1)						    Bogofilter Reference Manual 						 BF_TAR(1)

NAME
bf_tar - shell script to write a tar file of a bogofilter directory to stdout SYNOPSIS
bf_tar [-r] [-R] bogofilter_directory DESCRIPTION
bf_tar bundles a bogofilter working directory in tar format and copies it to standard output (your console, or where you redirect it, see EXAMPLES below). OPTIONS
The -r option causes bf_tar to remove inactive log files after the archive has been written successfully. The default is to leave log files. The -R option causes bf_tar to remove inactive log files before the archive is written. This may reduce chances that the resulting archive is recoverable should it become damaged. The archive may be smaller though. The default is to leave log files. EXIT STATUS
The script exits with status code 0 if everything went well, and nonzero if it encountered trouble. EXAMPLES
o bf_tar ~/.bogofilter > outfile.tar Writes a standard .tar file containing the essential files from ~/.bogofilter to outfile.tar. o bf_tar ~/.bogofilter | gzip -9 -c > outfile.tar.gz Writes a gzipped .tar.gz file containing the essential files from ~/.bogofilter to outfile.tar.gz. o bf_tar `pwd`/mydirectory > outfile.tar Prepend $(pwd)/ or `pwd`/ if you want to specify an absolute path instead of a relative path. NOTES
This script is meant for use with Berkeley DB based bogofilter versions. This script requires a SUSv2 compliant pax utility. This script expects a SUSv2 compliant shell. Solaris systems should have the SUNWxcu4 package installed (when bogofilter is configured) so that /usr/xpg4/bin/sh can be used. AUTHORS
Matthias Andree Bogofilter 10/22/2012 BF_TAR(1)

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