Backing up a stand alone system to a usb drive with rsync

edacval at edacval at
Thu Sep 9 04:57:02 MDT 2010

On 09/09/2010 03:16 AM, Chris wrote:
> I have a stand alone system with two drives / and /home on one and /var
> on the the other. I'd like to backup the complete system to a usb drive.
> I've tried dd however since it copies over everything, even empty space
> it didn't seem very practical since for instance root only has 10GiB out
> of 70 used. Would rsync be a suitable application to use for this or
> will it only work over a network?
> Thank you for any information


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