Re: Single Command Backup Probelms
Nice link, thanks for sharing it.
Looking down around the bottom of the web page you linked to, it says we can exclude dierctories from the backup by typing '--exclude=' after the command, and the file path to any directories we don't want included in the backup.
In your case you probably don't really need to include VirtualBox/Temp XP.vdi if it's a big file and it's causing problems.
I hope I guessed right, but here is my try at making the command do that,
Try that and see if it helps.
sudo tar -cvf /media/disk/backup.tar ~ --exclude=~/.VirtualBox/Temp XP.vdi
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