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Recover remote tar backup with ssh

Terminal - Recover remote tar backup with ssh
ssh user@host "cat /path/to/backup/backupfile.tar.bz2" |tar jpxf -
2010-03-24 01:35:28
User: mack
Functions: ssh tar
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Recover remote tar backup with ssh

Here how to recover the remote backup over ssh

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I've seen it before, where you remotely cat a file via ssh to grab its contents. Why do that versus just scp it?

Comment by vgm64 211 weeks and 6 days ago

Because with this cat you don't need the whole file on the target host.

With scp you need the additional storage to copy the compressed file to the target host before extract it.

If you have a very huge file (hundreds of GB or TB); then, this way is the best choice.

Comment by mack 155 weeks and 1 day ago

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