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To tar and compress files, backup the files and also untar and uncompress the same files.

cd /u01/oradata/test – area of files .

Now tar and compress and copy the files to backup area – /u02/oradata/test_bkup named as test.tar.gz

tar cvf – * |gzip -c >/u02/oradata/test_bkup/test.tar.gz –

Check for compressed files –

cd /u02/oradata/test_bkup

test:/u02/oradata/test_bkup> ls -lrt
-rw-r–r– 1 oracle dba 105952962 Feb 26 11:31 test.tar.gz

test:/u02/oradata/test_bkup>

Now to untar and uncompress the files back to the original area –

cd /u01/oradata/test – original area of the files.

gzip -dc < /u02/oradata/test_bkup/test.tar.gz | tar xvf –

Files are uncompressed and sent to original area.

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Last Update: July 13, 2009  

July 13, 2009 120 Arjun Raja
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