I am trying to make a backup of a folder which size is 4.4GB, this folder also contains subfolders that I need to backup, so I just figured I could tar the entire folder like this:
Which yields a 898 MB file.Code:tar cvzf backup.tar.gz foldertobackup
Can the compressing really be that good? I suspect something isn't being backed up here, how can I find out?
thanks for the help!