[Novalug] Backup with rsync
jimsmaillists at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 17 08:31:30 EDT 2010
I want to backup my /home and /etc directories
to /media/disk/backup, which is on an external
hard drive connected via USB cable. I want to
keep permissions, owner, and timestamps for
each file and directory, and only copy the
files that have been added, updated, or deleted
since the last backup.
I am using Ubuntu.
Is rsync the best tool for this task, or is
there something else you'd recommend?
I have read the rsync tutorial at
It says I need to configure my computer
to be an 'rsync server'. If I'm backing
up to a different disk on the same
machine, do I still need to do this?
What is the rsync command I should use to
perform this backup? Is the following correct?
rsync --verbose --progress --stats \
--recursive --times --perms --links --delete \
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