Back Up with rsync

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Thu Jan 14 23:30:46 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>        In Linux for years rsync is software in every version and it
> is used in business computers all over the world. With cron
> ssf software you can send your backup over the Internet to
> anywhere. Or you can use it at home.
>        My system is Ubuntu 9.04 backing up on a portable hard drive
> at /media/disk/.
>        The whole rsync line is in a terminal as:
>  rsync -avz / --exclude-from=/home/karl/bin/exclude-list
> /media/disk/backup94
> now -avz says backup with visible effects and gzip the package
> on the backup.
> --exclude-from= is the exact address of your exclude-list.
> Here is my list:
>        Here is my file named exclude-list:
> /proc/*
> /sys/*
> /dev/*
> /lost+found/*
> /var/log/lastlog/*
> /tmp/*
> /mnt/*
> /cdrom/*
> /media/*
> The place to put the backup is /media/disk/backup94 and it
> does do this.
>        I prefer this manual method for home. I no longer own a business.
I'm glad you've found the distinction between calling people stupid
and saying that you prefer your method.
I'm also happy that you've shared it. Happy hacking Karl.


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