its very important to note that when you run the tar command you are NOT in the directory you are backing up or you will create an endless loop as it will continously sit there and try to backup the backup file.
Thanks. I can see you have already made the change. Chris Davenport 12:28, 25 March 2008 (EDT)
in configuration.php vars $log_path and $tmp_path should be edited to point to the correct paths. Or does J! 1.5 do this automatically after first backend login?