Remote backups with tar over ssh

tar jcpf - [sourceDirs] |ssh user@host "cat > /path/to/backup/backupfile.tar.bz2"
Execute it from the source host, where the source files you wish backup resides. With the minus '-' the tar command deliver the compressed output to the standar output and, trough over the ssh session to the remote host. On the other hand the backup host will be receive the stream and read it from the standar input sending it to the /path/to/backup/backupfile.tar.bz2
Sample Output
[nothing]

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By: mack
2010-03-24 01:29:25

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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