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Old 06-28-2002
Question Using `tar` for a selective backup.

Hi all & anyone.

I'm trying to selectively backup up some old Apache log files before they are removed from the system (Slackware box).

Have created a file listing of what I want backed up ...
Below is a portion of the file ./selectedbkup
...and others 60 files in total.

I'm trying to execute the tar command in the following way:

# tar -cvPf /dev/nst0 -T ./selectedbkup > ./OldALogs.log 2>&1

Checking the output file OldALogs.log shows the following ...
tar: Cannot add file /usr/local/apache/logs/
                                : No such file or directory
tar: Cannot add file /usr/local/apache/logs/
                                : No such file or directory
tar: Cannot add file /usr/local/apache/logs/
                                : No such file or directory
tar: Cannot add file /usr/local/apache/logs/
                                : No such file or directory
tar: Cannot add file /usr/local/apache/logs/
                                : No such file or directory
tar: Cannot add file /usr/local/apache/logs/
                        : No such file or directory

Any suggestions??
# 2  
Old 07-01-2002
Has anyone (?) any suggestions regarding this?
# 3  
Old 07-16-2002
is your pwd .... root ?

if it is then try

tar -cvf /dev/xxx0 'cat<filename>'
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