Backup Home Directory In Linux Using Tar

The tar command in Linux can quickly create archives of entire directories. All of this can be done just with a single command. Here is how : Suppose, the home directory of a user needs to be archived for backup purposes. This directory and all the sub-directories can be “tarred” by the following command : tar -zcvf homedirarchive.tar.gz /home/avp The above command will create an...