rsync or replacement backup

Karl Larsen k5di at
Mon May 19 20:34:54 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 13:58 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>      So does anyone know a good one line way to do the same thing?
> man rsync, under ADVANCED USAGE
> I'm not sure what your use case is, but I suspect that rdiff-backup
> might be the better tool for you to use. I has include and exclude
> directives on the command line, and with a little shell scripting you
> can read them from config files. I use a very rudimentary script along
> with such files, and it works surprisingly well for my needs.
    I tried the rsync ADVANCED and tried this:

rsync -av /:'boot/* bin/*' /mnt

This I hoped would send my current /boot and /bin to the partition at 
/mnt, but it crashed and said it was not able to do anything. I will try 
some other ways.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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