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Linux and Unix Backup and Restore

Tutorials, howtos, and general Linux / Unix tips about Backing and restoring the systems. This section guides sys admin with backing up data to enable recovery from data loss. ( rss feed )

Exclude Certain Files When Creating A Tarball Using Tar Command

How can I keep out certain files when creating a tarball? For example:


How do I exclude zyz and abc file while using a tar command?
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How can I restore a backup of a MySQL database?

Q. I made MySQL backup using mysqldump -u user -h localhost -ppassword forumdb | -gzip -9 > forumdb.sql.gz command. How do I restore MySQL database backup using a shell prompt under Linux / UNIX operating system?
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Linux Tape Backup With mt And tar Command Howto

Magnetic tape is a non-volatile storage medium consisting of a magnetic coating on a thin plastic strip. Nearly all recording tape is of this type, whether used for video, audio storage or general purpose digital data storage using a computer. How do I make backup using tapes under Linux operating systems?
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