August C. Quint
augustq at gmx.net
Sun Jan 18 12:03:29 GMT 2009
I have some questions regarding rsync.
I've created a little script that makes a backup of my home-directory using
rsync. When I call this script again _all files_ will be copied again.
What's wrong here?
OS is Linux (SuSE 10.3)
I want to backup my internal disk to an external disk connected via eSATA.
The internal disk is ext3, the external disk is FAT32 (I want to use this disk
also on my Notebook running WinXP, connected via USB).
I use rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29
the external disk is mounted via
mount -t vfat -o uid=1000,gid=100 /dev/sdb1 /media/backup
This is the command in my script:
rsync -auv --progress --modify-window=1 --exclude=\.*
This works with the effect I described above.
A little modification:
source is now: ~/MP3
destination is now : /media/backup/Linux/USER/MP3
everything works. For the first time it copies all the files to the
destination. When I start it again it builds the file-list and detects that
it has nothing to do. Fine.
But why not in the case of my HOME-directory?
PS: if this question is already solved and there is a description somewhere a
link is sufficient.
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