Recover remote tar backup with ssh

ssh user@host "cat /path/to/backup/backupfile.tar.bz2" |tar jpxf -
Here how to recover the remote backup over ssh
Sample Output
[nothing]

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By: mack
2010-03-24 01:35:28

What Others Think

I've seen it before, where you remotely cat a file via ssh to grab its contents. Why do that versus just scp it?
vgm64 · 481 weeks and 5 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.
mack · 425 weeks and 1 day ago

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