Roger Olofsson raggen at
Sat Mar 1 22:27:52 UTC 2008

Gary Kline skrev:
> On Friday 29 February 2008 19:25:50 Girish Venkatachalam wrote:
>> On 18:18:06 Feb 29, Gary Kline wrote:
>>> Is there a flag I can set to use with rsync to backup every file of
>>> /usr/home/* [here on my FBSD desktop] to my Ubuntu desktop that has
>>> only /home/*??
>>> Of course, I could always create /usr/home on my other computers. ...
>> Your question is not clear to me.
>> I use
>> $ rsync -avzp --delete /usr/home/* /home
>> if that is what you are looking for.
> What does the "--delete" do?!  I want to make a complete copy of, say,
> /usr/home/kline/* from here [tao] to my Ubuntu server, ethos, which has
> a "/home" mountpoint--- in otheer words: /home/kline/*.   If the 
> "--delete /usr/home* /home"  syntax will let rsync rewrite /usr/home to /home,
> then fine.     
> gary
>> -Girish
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--delete makes sure that if you delete a file on the source, it's also 
deleted on the mirror.

(Tip for those that use rsync to backup Windows machines to FreeBSD - 
You will most likely have to use --ignore-errors if you are syncing 
to/from windows machines with --delete.)

Just my nickels worth.


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