I'm using a Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my server. Is there a way to zip everything on the server in a single archive, preferably with a single command?
I've tried using
zip -r backup.zip
but that doesn't work, since I'm not providing it with what I would like to zip. I have also tried using
zip -r backup.zip *.*
but that only zips the files, and not the directories.
I am aware that I could go with
zip -r var.zip var zip -r root.zip root zip -r media.zip media etc
Since that would be time consuming, I'm looking for an easier solution, if it exists.
EDIT Use of 3rd party software, like Clonezilla, is not allowed. I have to find a command line solution.