Backup laptop data.. over ssh and tar..

cd /home ; tar cvf – user | ssh remotemachine ‘cd /destination ; tar xf -‘

it will transfer all file in /home/user to remotemachine:/destination

later on.. you might need to transfer back..


ssh remotemachine ‘cd /destination ; tar cvf – user’ | cd /home/ ; tar xf –

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3 Responses

  1. Anggi says:

    Thanks for installing CentOS guide

  2. abhijit says:

    It is very good artical, but it didn’t contain the information about how to install CentOS 5.3 on Windows OS like win 7 if it is already installed it.

  3. shivu says:



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