Rsync -> TAR

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Sat Feb 9 06:28:01 EST 2002

If you're planning to rsync it over, tar it up, and delete the directory 
tree, you should just tar|gzip it on the work system and catch that in a 
file on the other end. 

Tim Conway
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Anthony Rabaa <arabaa at>
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02/08/2002 11:09 AM

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I have rsync doing a nightly backup of my work computer to my home.  It's 
a rather large backup that I would like to have save in a large tar.gz 
file.  I'm hoping this would save a lot of hard drive space which could be 
used more productively.  Is something like this feasible?  If so, how 
could it be accomplished.

Thanks in advance!

   Anthony Rabaa
   Software Developer & Network Administrator
   AMCon Research Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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