On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> before I do a major upgrade. I then shove the backup offsite via ftp.

I have not been sending the files out, but working on that.
First will encryp the files with gpg (GNU privacy) and then will use scp
to send the files out. I don't have FTP enabled on any of the, very few,
machines I admin.

> Much of what you are backing up is quite compressable, so you should
> most likely be using 'tar -czf' instead of just 'tar -cf'

I don't recall posting the line I use to run tar, but I use bzip2 instead
of gzip so it's something like 'tar -cyf ....'

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