I did a network backup of my login area in preparation for reformatting the volume in which it resides to make it bootable on my old Power Mac G5 running the very latest release of Leopard.
Though I don't believe this symptom is a function of the actual
tar invocation, here is the actual command for completeness:
bill@r2d2-2:~  (sudo tar cf - -C /Volumes/usr1 Users) | gzip -c - | ssh whmcclos@mbp \ 'cat > /Volumes/link2TMS/r2d2_usr1_Users.tar.gz' tar: Users/bill/Library/Acrobat User Data/8.0_ppc/Synchronizer/Commands: socket ignored tar: Users/bill/Library/Acrobat User Data/8.0_ppc/Synchronizer/Notification: socket ignored
Here are the two socket files which
tar is ignoring
bill@r2d2:~/Library/Acrobat User Data/8.0_ppc/Synchronizer  ls -larhdt * drwx------ 3 bill staff 102B Jun 4 2010 metadata -rw-r--r-- 1 bill staff 0B Jan 20 13:05 adobesynchronizersu80 srwxr-xr-x 1 bill staff 0B Jan 20 13:05 Notification srwxr-xr-x 1 bill staff 0B Jan 20 13:05 Commands
Haven't worked with creating sockets in a few years, and I'll know what to do once I get a hint. As the Title says, how do I backup and then restore these files given that
tar has ignored them?