I need to backup my whole system to a directory on my system.
I have root access to my remotely located dedicated server. I have 2 gigs of stuff on there and I connect to the Internet with a modem, so there is not way I can download a backup. So my only option it to backup my system on my system-- better than nothing.
How can I do this? Can I create a tar.gz file of everything in /backup/ ?