[OBORONA-SPAM] Re: a question of backup

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Mon Feb 27 11:45:18 UTC 2006

Hi this mirror - non-historical backup is precisely what I want. Just wanted 
to ask you what the part "--delete" does? I don't want to delete the contents 
of my /home.

But also will it copy ALL of the files each time it is run or will it compare 
the source and destination and just update where necessary?


On Monday 27 February 2006 19:35, Gustav H Meyer wrote:

 >1. Mount the usb drive (if not mounted already)
>    $ mount /media/sdb1
> 2. Mirror files to the usb drive
>    $ rsync -av --delete /hom /media/sdb1
> 3. Unmount the usb drive
>    $ umount /media/sdb1
> PLEASE NOTE: This would synchronize the destination directory with
> the source directory and you will not be able to restore historical
> data. To get rsync to make proper backups do the following:

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