Hello. I've got a problem. I've used the commands on the first post of this thread in the past to restore an HP notebook with Ubuntu:
tar cvpzf backup.tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/backup.tgz --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys /
tar xvpfz backup.tgz -C /
Worked great. But I've got a problem now on a different. I've got an eee, on which I put eeeUbuntu. I've an archive on disk that I want to restore, but it keeps dying saying that there's not enough space to copy a bunch of files and then completely giving up the ghost. Will not allow me to boot back in either.
Here's the deal. Those eee's don't have much space. There's only 4G. I think that the system occupied about 2G, which went down to 800M when tar'ed. If the restore just out and out clobbered the old files, it should fit back on, right? It seems as though tar isn't strictly overwriting the files, but somehow keeps them (temporarily?), effectively trying to put two OS's onto the machine, which runs out of room. I've tried looking through the tar man page, and tried to boot with LiveCD and delete all the files and then run tar, but that didn't work either. Same problem. I'm not sure that I succeeded in deleting the files either.
Anyone have any good ideas for me?