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Old 11-11-2009
Tar Command

Hello All,

I am currently in the process of BACKING UP over 160GB of data, where currently all files have been archived into directories, sub-directories and so fore by day, in the format for example
archive/data/2009-11-01
Or
archive/data/test/2009-11-01

The issue I'm having, is currently I need to backup by day (or by week), with the TAR command (I'm backing up onto disk via Sun Server), without dumping all the files for a day (or week) into a separate folder - and then backing up.

I've try using the following command:
Tar cv1 */2009-11-0[3-8] //first for week of November

Initially thought the wildcard (*) would back up all files in any directory named 2009-11-03 or 2009-11-04 from my current root directory ( ~archive/ )
But this command only back up all files that are a direct sub folder of the currently directory I'm in i.e.:

Archive/data/2009-11-03
Or
Archive/*/2009-11-04

And does not backup files that are in a further sub-directory (or more down) for example
Archive/data/DBA/2009-11-04
Or
Archive/*/*/*/2009-11-03

I've played about with scripting, but become stuck and reasoned it should be simpler I believe (???) - does anyone know an alteration or have any ideas to the above command that can help with my objective?
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Old 11-11-2009
Use "find" to get the list of files you want and tar from that list.
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Old 11-11-2009
Previous I did the find step and created a list but the tar command doesnt work in the same way as copying would for example:

for i in `cat week1`; do cp -p $i /archive/data/backup; done // with week 1 being my list of files found using ' find ' -I can copy of the file to a directory with the same date stamp

But I'm unable to do a similar command for tar (keeping the name stamp) - continually getting syntax errors...



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