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Here is the code I use in my CentOS 5 32bit.
But after this I see only some of files are zipped and a lot of them isn't included in produced gzip file.

nohup watch --interval=60 tar -zcvf /home/C/`date '+%m%d%y%H%M%S'`.tar.gz --exclude /home/C/t1/log.txt --exclude /home/C/t1/logs/log.txt /home/C/t1 &

Anyone know what is the problem with this ?

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Can you edit and add details of what files do and don't make it into the tarball? – Paul Oct 13 '13 at 21:07

You could try putting quotes around the interval time like this:


Secondly I recommend running this watch inside of a screen without the nohup.

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