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Backup files from different directories with the same name problem

Hi, I have tried multiple ways to solve this with no success, unfortunately.

I have a variable like this:
echo $var
/etc/tomcat/server.xml /etc/tomcat/test/server.xml

How can I backup both files from this variable with different names? I tried setting it as an array var2=($var) but it only shows the first file.

Thanks in advance for te help.
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This is working as expected in bash 4.4.12

Code:
$ var="/etc/tomcat/server.xml /etc/tomcat/test/server.xml"
$ var2=( $var )
$ echo ${var2[0]}
/etc/tomcat/server.xml
$ echo ${var2[1]}
/etc/tomcat/test/server.xml
$ echo $BASH_VERSION
4.4.12(3)-release

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I found an alternative solution where tar is used. And it backs up all files with the same name along in their unique directory names.
Code:
find /dirname -name server.xml -exec tar -rvf /opt/server.xml-backup.tar-$(date +%F) '{}' \;


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