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Linux backup without tar?

I have a very old file server with almost a full terabyte of files on it. I need to backup this box, but tar is missing, and I am extremely nervous about doing anything to this server, its about 10 years old.

Are there any simple alternatives to backing this up to a usb drive?
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cityofss
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cityofss
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Britt ThompsonSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
rsync is probably the best option

rsync -avuP /source /destination

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MiniDevoCommented:
I'v used this article in the past, super helpful.
http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT2280165098.html
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cityofssAuthor Commented:
rsync got it.

Thanks for your help.
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