lost connection to linux server while running tar command
Posted on 2012-04-07
I'm stumbling my way through managing a linux server and have a question..
I have to connect via VPN and then use Putty to open a terminal to the server. I was running the tar command on a massive directory to create a backup, then the VPN connection was terminated and the putty connection went inactive. Which brings up three questions:
Did this interrupt the tar command?
If not, is there a way to verify it completed successfully or if it's still running?
And lastly, is there a better way to accomplish this task that isn't dependent on a persistent connection to the server?