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Create a backup from a remote computer to a local computer using tar

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I have a remote computer (named RemoteLinux) that I want to backup onto my local computer  (named LocalLinux), preferably using tar and ssh.  The remote computer is running RedHat 7.3.  The local machine runs RedHat 9.

I ssh through a vpn tunnel.  The RemoteLinux address is 192.168.200.12.  The LocalLinux address is 192.168.70.5.  I want to backup the /home/shared folder.

Thank you,
Earl
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What you'll want to do is to onpen an ssh session to the remote and then execute:

cd /home
tar czf - shared-dir | ssh LocalLinux dd of=shared-dir.tar.gz

This does require that you are able to open an ssh session from RemoteLinux to LocalLinux. If that's not possible and you have sufficient free space on the remote you could open an sshe session to RemoteLinux and do:

cd /home
tar cvzf shared-dir.tar.gz shared-dir
exit

Then from LocalLinux do:

scp RemoteLinux:/home/shared-dir.tar.gz .
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