rsync exclude

Gary Montalbine gmontalbine at
Wed Dec 16 08:47:27 MST 2009

I am trying to backup my /home directory. A friend helped me with this 

#backup friday
#"Spinning up backup drive and mounting it .."
cd /
mount /mnt/hd2
#"Starting backup procedures"
rsync -avx --exclude="/home/gary/.thumbnails/" 
--exclude="/home/gary/tmp/" --delete --ignore-errors /home/gary 
umount /mnt/hd2

It backs up /home OK. However it does not exclude .thumbnails or tmp. I 
have read the manual and am confused on the use of --exclude. I am 
strictly a user. I am using rsync supplied by ML2010.

Help would be greatly appreciated.



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