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Question ? Why has tar archiver been removed from the backup-script feature ?  

 The tar archive is a nice tool, used by many people - however has some specific restrictions.

As afio comes in with real-nice support for exclude files/firectories xxx, nocompress file with extension xxx etc. and compression of files before writing them into an archive - some of these features would have required to be explicitely programmed - which would have bloated the script - which IMHO I kept as simple as possible. 

Entered by smurphy on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 @ 23:16:46  
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