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Backing up is the process of making copies (a backup) of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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%d).tar.$2 /home/${1}/ chmod 777 /var/tmp/${1}_$(date +%Y%m%d).tar.$2 echo "Nightly Backup Successful: $(date)" #>> /var/tmp/backup.log the script is called like this: backup.sh user bz2 if you …
answered Nov 27 '15 by Thawn
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make a backup image of a disk, because dd copies everything including empty sectors and can only restore to a disk/partition of exactly the same size. Try partimage instead, which will copy only used … sectors. In most cases, using tar is actually the best option to create a backup of linux filesystems because this gives you independence of the filesystem and partition size used in the original …
answered Feb 5 '16 by Thawn
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First of all, the the overall power consumption will be likely the same or more if you artificially slow down the backup process. Simply because the total number of operations is the same and if the … is changed during the backup. Also this will not evenly distribute the load since likely not all folders have the same size. I highly recommend you use nice and leave the rest to the system. Finally …
answered Jun 23 '16 by Thawn