Backups are a fact of life. Using tar we can archive files including metadata like file ownership and permissions. These archives can be further compressed using gzip, bzip2, and xz compressors.
- [Instructor] We often have to archive…files and directories for backup purposes.…With other operating systems, such as Windows,…we might use .zip for this.…In Linux, we use an archiver to preserve metadata…such as ownership, permissions, access control lists,…as well as the file data itself.…The tool we usually use is tar, or Tape Archiver.…Tar itself doesn't compress files…but leaves that job up to compression tools.…To demonstrate, we're going to create an archive of the…/etc directory.…Because we're archiving a system directory,…we'll need to elevate privileges with sudo.…
Type in sudo, space,…tar, space, --xattrs.…Xattrs preserves extended attributes, including…access control lists and SELinux security contexts.…Space, -c to create an archive,…v for verbose, p to save ownership and permissions,…and then f for the final name of the archive.…We're going to call it etc.tar, space,…and then the last argument is going to be…the items you want in the archive;…in our case, etc, the entire directory.…
Go ahead and hit enter and type in your password.…
- Learning Linux command syntax
- Getting help on the CLI and GUI
- Finding help online
- Using basic commands
- Navigating file systems
- Editing text
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1. Getting Help
2. Using Basic Commands
3. Navigating File Systems
4. Editing Text
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