rsync between desktop & external hdd.
shirishag75 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 18:48:11 GMT 2007
I am a non-technical guy (in some ways) & I did read the man
pages but became no wiser. My main aim is to do backups between my
hdd & an external 80 GB EIDE hdd. The filesystem is ext3 both on the
hdd as well as have made ext3 partitions to the hdd. I have 2
use-cases really :-
1. take an image of my /home/shirish the first time (without the
.something files) all the remaining files and just do one way
synchronization (whatever is on the hdd gets reflected on the external
2. A folder on another machine which has one directory (again one way
In reality I'm gonna go with Grsync as the solution at the end
(which is the UI slapped on top of rsync) but before I trust Grsync I
need to how this works.
I also read quite a bit of documentation on the net where they talk
about using rsync & cron to do the job but still nobody does explain
what the flags do & why I need those flags.
If somebody can take time to tell me a thing or two in layman language
what they mean, I'll be grateful.
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