[pmwiki-users] tar problem

potax flan potaxpotax at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 20:22:59 CDT 2006

i was trying t do that over ftp but via shell. how do i get shell
access to the server without ftp?

On 10/10/06, Robin Sheat <robin at kallisti.net.nz> wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 October 2006 11:44, potax flan wrote:
> > i was trying to back my files up, and for some reason the "tar -zcvf
> > ~/wiki-backup-`date +%Y%m`.tar.gz wiki/" command gives me a "?Invalid
> > command." when i execute it via FTP. any tips?
> This command will only work if you have shell access to the server, it won't
> work over FTP. To back up with FTP, you'll probably need to copy all the
> files, and then tar (or zip, or whatever) them on your local machine.
> Robin.
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