how should I (best practice) set up permissions for rsync ?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Tue Jan 10 17:05:59 PST 2006

> Hi,
> I want to rsync /usr/home from one machine to another, for purposes of
> backup.

i do:

rsync -e "rsh" -avzrlHpogDtS --delete --delete-excluded --force 
\ --exclude-from=../$1-exclude root@$1:/ .

where $1 is server name

you may of course change rsh to ssh, and / to /usr/home


this does EXACT copy, while it is possible it can be done better

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