tar command

I’ve already outlined the detailed steps for migrating users, home directories and email to a new Linux server. I received a couple of emails asking about migrating printer configuration. From my mail bag: Is it possible to migrate the printer configuration from one machine to another, just like user migration? Yes, it is possible since […]

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Couple of quick question answered by me: => Host a domain without CPanel or Plesk Control Panel => Bash shell display only hidden (dot) files => Monitor Linux user activity in real time => Apache name based VirtualHost example => How do I find out my mail server blacklisted? => Solaris find out a package […]

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This is a simple backup solution for people who run their own web server and MySQL database server on a dedicated or VPS server. Most dedicated hosting provider provides backup service using NAS or FTP servers. These service providers will hook you to their redundant centralized storage array over private VLAN. Since, I manage couple of boxes, here is my own automated solution. If you just want a shell script, go here (you just need to provided appropriate input and it will generate FTP backup script for you on fly, you can also grab my php script generator code).

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This is one the essential and important task. Many time we upgrade our kernel and some precompiled drivers won’t work with Linux. Especially if you have weird hardware; then vendor may send you driver code aka C files to compile. Or even you can write your own Linux kernel driver. Compiling kernel driver is easy. […]

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Many newbies find it difficult to compiling programs under Linux (command mentioned below should also work with FreeBSD or any other UNIX like system). The fact that Linux is open source OS, so most of the programs are also open sources. Improvements and security, bug patches needs to us compile not just Kernel but softwares/programs. […]

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Tar name come from Tape ARchiver. It is both a file format and the name of the program used to handle such file. Tar archive files have names ending in “.tar”. If an archive is compressed, the compression program adds its own suffix as usual, resulting in filename endings like “.tar.Z”, “.tar.gz”, and “.tar.bz2″. Tar […]

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