Several other commands are used for backup/restore operations. These include the tar(1) and cpio(1) commands to create archives of files and directories that can be restored on another system. The find(1) command can used to select file/directories based on specified characteristics (such as filename, file type, and so on).
The tar(1) command is used to create a tape archive and to add or extract files from the archive. Table 8.4 lists the five basic functions of the tar command.
|c||Creates (overwrites) a tape archive|
|r||Replaces the named files in a tape archive|
|t||Lists the files in a tape archive|
|u||Updates the named files in a tape archive|
|x||Extracts all the ...|