Restoring BIND DNS configuration from TAR command

babu dheen babudheen at
Sun Jun 19 13:30:21 UTC 2011

 I have a DNS server running in BIND. I executed to take backup of configuration and zone files as below and its working fine.
# /bin/tar -pczvf named.tar.gz /etc/ /var/named --exclude='/var/named/chroot/var/named/data' --exclude='/var/named/chroot/proc'
But what happens is when i executed below command to restore the backup on the freshly OS installed machine under /root directory, command is excecuted successfully but what i found that there is a directory called /etc and /var created under /root as below
drwxr-xr-x 91 root root      12288 Jun 18 07:50 etc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    7390955 Jun 19 05:04 named.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       4096 Jun 19 15:54 var
Can anyone let me know how can i restore all the files into its original location?

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