rsync or replacement backup

Karl Larsen k5di at
Mon May 19 22:48:53 UTC 2008

Kent Borg wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> sudo rsync -avz /root /boot ... /usr : /mnt
> Now that you are using rsync, add in the "linkdest" option!
> I recently got back to doing regular backups of my notebook on an 
> external disk. A coworker had his notebook disk die and it unnerved me...
> So in the last month-or-so I have backed up my 70GB home directory at 
> least a dozen times (and the rest of my 120GB disk), onto a 320GB 
> external disk. The disk is still less than 60% full and I have every one 
> of my backups available. (Do the math, it doesn't add up.) No, I am not 
> doing compression.
> I am using rsync's nifty "linkdest" feature where hard links can point 
> multiple times to a single file (that is, for files that didn't change 
> from one backup to the next).
> I got the basics from 
> though I have made 
> customizations. Give it a look. It is nice to know I can grab a file 
> from many backups ago.
> -kb
    Hi Kent, The backup I make with rsync goes fast now because it reads 
what I have on my USB hard drive and then only adds the new stuff. It 
has been going on this way for some time.

I do need to back the backup to this computer and see if the backup 
runs. But have another mystery now...



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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