gmontalbine at cox.net
Wed Dec 16 11:40:11 MST 2009
Tony Abernethy wrote:
> Gary Montalbine wrote:
>> 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.
> from man page
> --exclude=PATTERN exclude files matching PATTERN
> Seems like you are excluding
> you probably want something like
> to match where /home/gary/ leaves off.
I tried various combinations of what you said. However I could not get
it to exclude either file.
With my low level of expertise I need a precise script.
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