[oclug] backup with rsync
rjrenaud at rogers.com
Wed Jun 23 22:56:56 EDT 2010
--- On Wed, 6/23/10, James <bjlockie at lockie.ca> wrote:
> I'm using the following
> command to backup my home directory:
> rsync -avh --delete /home/rjl /mnt/esata/home/
> But why does it keep deleting WinXP.vdi?
> deleting home/rjl/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/WinXP.vdi
> ls -l /mnt/esata/home/rjl/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/
> total 44869748
> -rw------- 1 rjl rjl 38078142464 Jun 22 20:48 WinXP.vdi
You've told rsync to delete any files in /mnt/esata/home/ that aren't
The ls command shows that the file exists in
/mnt/esata/home/rjl/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/ but rsync doesn't think it
exists in /home/rjl/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/.
If you don't want to remove that file, use something like
The '-n' option can help you get the path right.
Hope that helps.
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