How wold you bacl up LFS?

TheOldFellow TheOldFellow at
Fri Dec 31 02:03:52 PST 2004

Matthias B. wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 03:10:41 -0800 Jeremy Utley <jeremy at> wrote:
>>Tar will work just fine, in fact I use this regularly to transfer a LFS 
>>built on my 2500 machine over to my 400MHz.
>>Simply do:
>>cd /mnt/lfs && tar cjvfp lfs.tar.bz2 .
> It should be mentioned that you should NOT tar a running system, i.e. DO
> NOT do the above if you're chrooted into the system in question. If you
> do, tar will try to tar up files from sys, dev and proc, too. Reading some
> files from proc is DANGEROUS, so this has to be prevented. You can use the
> --one-file-system switch of tar to prevent it from entering the virtual
> filesystems in question.

Another alternative, if you want to backup a running system, is to use 
'dar', this is like 'tar', but can be given a 'don't go here' list. 
I've not actually used it yet, but it's on my 'to look at seriously' list.


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