Tar a directory

I found a way to compress a directory with link files intact. Zip won't work for me.

tar -cvzf UserTemplateBackup.tar.gz "User Template"  

to extract

tar -xvzf UserTemplateBackup.tar.gz  

Make sure -f flag is last or you'll get an error

Copy from remote server to your local one

ssh ubuntu@192.168.1.40 "tar --exclude='/var/www/log' -vczpf /var/www" | tar -vxzpf - -C /var/www  
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