I was archiving several large directories (a total of a few TBs in size) using the command:
$ tar -vcf directories.tar --remove-files dir1/ dir2/ dir3/ dir4/
Whilst manovering through GNU screen I accidently cancelled the proccess! (CTRL-C)
dir1 and dir2 are now deleted and can't a seem to access anything in the archive:
$ tar -tvf directories.tar tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors $ file directories.tar directories.tar: empty
Is there anyway that I can continue the archiving process so that it can complete properly or recovering the data from the broken tar archive?
I'm using Ubuntu MATE.