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I am trying to compress and backup my /var/www/. I stopped apache, but I still get this error:

An error occurrend while adding files to archive
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Make sure you have read rights to the entire directory or use sudo.

One thing you could do is this....

sudo -s

Then do:

tar -zcvf  /home/yourusername/var_www.tar.gz /var/www

I don't want to assume too much or give you too many options; so try this first and reply with any errors or success. =)

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