Re: difficulty creating tar.gz file for "home" folder
Your in your root directory, which you do not have permission to write to.
Originally Posted by gregg3
Which will create a HomeBackup.tar.gz file in /opt/backup that you can access.
sudo mkdir /opt/backup
sudo chown -R gregory:gregory /opt/backup
tar czf /opt/backup/HomeBackup.tar.gz /home
There are also other ways of backing up automatically, such as using duplicity, crashplan, rsync, and clonezilla to name a few.
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