Ubuntu's performance : how to speed up ?

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at saunalahti.fi
Sat Feb 19 00:07:22 UTC 2005

>> I actually am in a need of a backup program, which would work with
>> CD-RWs too and could do incremental (is this the right word?) backups...
>> Am I talking myself here into using rsync? Maybe I'll take a look at it,
>> but propably it would require much guru level tweaking, which I'm not
>> able to do and I would just get angry and frustrated :-) Yes, I'm
>> smiling, but I'm getting angry already just thinking about it... I would
>> just want to clikck some stylish and friedly Gnome buttons and see
>> things go right by themselves.
>I've used DAR in the past. It is command line but it has the **BEST**
>doco I've ever seen. Step by step plain english. And it works.
>And as others have mentioned there's backuppc:
>But I always just end up back rsyncing my home directory onto my
>server. It's just sooooooooooo easy. :)

I just did my first succesfull rsync backup. Well, I just copied some
directories from one place to another on my hard disk :-) I tried to
copy to a CD-RW too, but it didn't work. I got the following error

ERROR: destination must be a directory when copying more than 1 file
rsync error: errors selecting input/output files, dirs (code 3) at
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (8 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(359)

I tried to use hdc, cdrw, cdrom, cdrom0, cdrom1, with and without sudo
as a destination. I also tried creating a directory to the disk, because
the error message above said something about it. None of this worked.
Man pages of rsync say nothing about syncing to CD-Rs or CD-RWs. Is this
supposed to work?

Anyone? :-)


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