[oclug] backup with rsync
bjlockie at lockie.ca
Thu Jun 24 10:58:55 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
> in /home/rjl.
> 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.
I don't want to exclude .VirtualBox because sometimes I need a backup.
I am backing it up to esata and it seems slow. :-(
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