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

Chris cpollock at
Fri Sep 10 17:51:33 MDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-09 at 13:57 +0300, edacval at wrote:
> 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
> >
> >
> See

Thanks again for the link, a couple of questions:

1 - My backup usb drive is mounted in /media/backup, shouldn't cause a
problem correct?

2 - Since my system is spaced across two drives will they both be backed
up or would I require some additional parameters?

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