An experiment in backup

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Fri Jan 16 04:43:23 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 7:57 PM, Brandon Vincent <Brandon.Vincent at>

> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 8:19 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at>
> wrote:
> > I'm quite clueless as to why this is happening.  I could sure use some
> help.
> Sorry, I didn't read your entire email before I responded.
> /proc, /sys, /mnt, /media, /run, and /dev should not be backed up and
> restored. I would exclude /tmp as well.
> You should probably read [1].
> [1]
> I read it, and did not find anything I did not already know except some
assurance that my approach ought to work.

Some of it is not relevant.  I'm backing up to 2-TB external drives, which
can fit about a dozen backups each even if I don't clean anything up.  I
worry about cleanup done just before a process like this -- it feel under
pressure so it feels error-prone.

> Brandon Vincent
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