Using a CD to make initial copy

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Mon Dec 8 01:10:26 GMT 2008

On Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 06:58:57PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 20Gb of data I need to back up.  It takes too copy it across
> the internet.  Is there a way I can copy it locally to some removable
> media like a couple of DVDs, then bring them to the target machine,
> copy onto the target, then run rsync to grab any updates?
> What if the target doesn't have the same users as the source.
> Is there a suggested recipe for this?

See "Batch Mode" in the man page.


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