[Novalug] Backup with rsync
kkauffman at headfog.com
Thu Jun 17 08:49:38 EDT 2010
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On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 08:31, Jim Ide <jimsmaillists at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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 \
> /home/* /media/disk/backup
> Thank you,
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