I'm trying to follow this tutorial to full backup my linux / Ubuntu 12.04 after a fresh restore.
my code in
tar -cvpf /backups/fullbackup.tar --directory=/ --exclude=proc --exclude=sys --exclude=dev/pts --exclude=backups .
gives after executing
./backups/fullserver.sh the following error:
tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information. ./backups/fullserver.sh: line 2: --exclude=sys: command not found
Any help to resolve this issue? I read somewhere that I have to remove "/" from the tar line, but I'm not sure that this is true…