Restoring BIND DNS configuration from TAR command

Lyle Giese lyle at
Sun Jun 19 16:49:09 UTC 2011

On 06/19/11 10:14, Jorg W. wrote:
> 2011/6/19 babu dheen<babudheen at>
>> Hi,
>>   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
> You should learn to how to use tar correctly.
> maybe 'man tar' or 'tar --help' give you the info.

The authors of tar were partial to info over man.  Try:

info tar

There is alot more information in the info pages than man pages for tar.

Plus the original poster needs to learn how to use the command line a 
lot better.

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.

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