Ok, so recently i had a hard drive failure, datacenter (layeredtech) were very quick to help out on this and they did an OS reload with a new drive and the old drive as slave.
Most accounts were restored fine but now its come to the time when ive restored as much as i can and i am ready to tell the DC they can remove the slaved drive and do with it as they wish.
What i want to do (in case of any requests for old data) is make a tar file of the /backups/ directory and also the /var/lib/mysql/ directory and download these to my local pc.
The corresponding paths are:
Slave drive is mounted as: /home/backup/
Tar and download: /home/backup/backups/cpbackup/weekly/ (and monthly)
Tar and download: /home/backup/var/lib/mysql/
I plan on moving the tar files to a personal account of mine so i can then download them via the browser which i know how to do so i just need to know how to tar these folders up correctly.
Any help is greatly appreciated, cheers.