Noob help with backup command syntax

scott.list scott.list at
Thu Sep 22 16:17:32 GMT 2005

Hi guys:

I'm new to rsync.  I have downloaded and read sevral how-to snippits,
and the man pages.  I got a little confused though trying to figure
out how to do what I need.

Can someone show me the syntax for doing the following:?


localserver = server that has data I want backed up, and I'm logged in
as root on it
remoteserver = server where the data is to go, into it's
/home/testuser/backup directory.

I understood the examples and basics of getting one file, can someone
tell me how to backup a list of files, and a list of directories, some
directories with specific files.

as in


Ideally, a file where I could place a list of what I wanted to rsync
would be nice.


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