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Date: 2011apr17
OS: Linux

Q.  What's a good way to use tar for backup?

A.  You can do this:

cd /var tar cvfjh www.tar.bzip2 www
This will backup all your websites into file www.tar.bzip2 (Assuming your websites are under /var/www) Explanation of the options:
c = create v = verbose f = into a file (instead of tape!) j = use bzip2 (which give you the best compression) h = follow symbolic links
Of course, there are other options but these are pretty nice.

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