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Thread: Before RH8.0 I wanna burn my /home Dir

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    Before RH8.0 I wanna burn my /home Dir

    Okay going to install 8.0 today/tomorrow. Depends on new CPU.

    Anyway I host 5 games on my system each owner has a shell account

    /home/user/

    I would like to backup the entire /home directory so that when I get RH8.0 installed I can just transfer the data back. Can I and how would I? I assume that the directory is over 700megs so it will not fit on one cd. Tar?

    If Tar will cut it down enough what commands need to be issued to tar it up?

    Thanks
    Ras
    P.S. no Linux system now so I cant run the man tar to read the docs.

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    Re:Before RH8.0 I wanna burn my /home Dir

    This pet is what you are looking for:
    http://www.linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/p...play&id=68

    Also, when you recreate the users, make sure you give them the same gid#. I had some rights issues after doing that same thing, until I realized that, even though i recreated the users' accounts with the same names, it didn't assigned the same gid#.

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    Re:Before RH8.0 I wanna burn my /home Dir

    Try this as root:

    Code:
    tar -cf /root/home.tar /home
    gzip -1f /root/home.tar
    If the home.tar.gz is still too big, replace -1f with -9f, but it will take a lot longer.

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