rsync backup

Steven Susbauer steven at
Sat Nov 21 18:28:21 UTC 2009

On 11/21/2009 11:08 AM, Karl Larsen wrote:
> 	I have lost the little thing I used to call for a backup of 
> my linux. I was using rsync -avg /  exempt/media exempt/dev  . 
> .. /media/disk-1, or something like that.
> 	I have looked at man rsync which is confusing, and tried 
> Google but their info is trivial.
> 	Is anyone using something like this?
> Karl

I am fond of straight rsync but don't use it enough to remember the
options and don't usually have time to dig through the man page. I use
it to back up various directories but not whole system.

I have used backintime in the past for system backups and liked it quite
a bit ( It is similar to Flyback or
TimeVault but I like the interface more. I believe it uses rsync and
other things in the backend. In practice it functions nearly identically
to Time Machine on my Mac, with a large snapshot and then smaller
'update' snapshots that only contain the changes from the large one. It
also works very well in Ubuntu.

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