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Old 09-14-2009
Backup of Directory

I need to take a tar backup of a dir on AIX.
Pls let me know the command for the same.

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Old 09-14-2009
tar -cvf /path/to/backup.tar /stuff/to/backup


to use relative paths since the AIX tar is not as forgiving with full paths like GNU tar
cd /stuff/to
tar -cvf /path/to/backup.tar backup

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