How to create a tar gzip backup of your websites files and folders mac terminal

June 15, 2009    backup files using terminal gzip mac terminal tar

Simply use the following command:

Firstly cd into the directory you want the backup to go into so cd /sites/backups/

tar cvfz backupname.tar.gz /sites/

This will create a backup up of your entire site and put it into the current folder you are in.

You can see the backup in the folder after running the command simply by "ls"

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