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  1. #11
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    Re: Webmin Backup errors

    Try running it in a terminal.

    I don't use Webmin, so I do not know how to run a specific command from there.
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    Re: Webmin Backup errors

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Sounds like you are using tar incorrectly.

    If you want to backup the whole directory, you'd need to run tar like this:

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    tar /path/to/file.tar.gz --directory=/var/www somefolder
    http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?tar
    Doesn't matter I've sorted it now but just to double check.

    1) The file.tar.gz triggered something that i didn't put in the location for backing up to , I've selected "tar" for the format i want it to be.

    2) Does it need to be "file.tar.gz" or can it be "file.tar"?

    3) I've got a backup i'm doing for the sql 3 times a week that is labelled "file.sql.gz", can it be "file_SQL.tar" or should it be the first one?

    Thanks
    James

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    Re: Webmin Backup errors

    The only difference between tar and tar.gz is tar.gz is compressed using gzip. If you desire, you can not bother with compression by just using .tar instead of .tar.gz.
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    Re: Webmin Backup errors

    ahhh i see, well i set it on the backup to use gzip for compression so we'll soon see.

    Thanks you for your help

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    Re: Webmin Backup errors

    one more question

    It says backup scheduled?... NO

    But i've set to run for example every Sunday at 00:00 am

    Have i set it wrong?

    Thanks
    James

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