Creat a tar file for backup info

tar --create --file /path/$HOSTNAME-my_name_file-$(date -I).tar.gz --atime-preserve -p -P --same-owner -z /path/
Use tar command for a backup info with a date of creation
Sample Output
tar --create --file /path/$HOSTNAME-etc-$(date -I).tar.gz --atime-preserve -p -P --same-owner -z /etc/

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By: Odin_sv
2009-09-07 04:52:12

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What Others Think

--create and --file are needlessly verbose, c and f suffice. --atime-preserve is unnecessary since that is the default behavior. -p is only meaningful when extracting. -P is bad practice, never use absolute paths in tar archives. writing the tar archive into the same path being archived will depending on tar implementation try to archive the tar file.
Edward_Virtually · 528 weeks and 1 day ago

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