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Old 09-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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RSYNC Two Folders?


I wanted to make sure my external backup USB drive located and mounted on /media/disk/ gets mirrored with my /home directory where I store all my personal / important data.

I always make changes and modifications /home/ so I want the changes I make on /home to be reflected on /media/disk/.

So with this data, can someone please tell me if this is correct or if I need to make any modifications? I have no idea what happened with this command but I beleive I made an error as I did not see my files folder from my home directory copy over to /media/disk for whatever reason.

Any thoughts on what I did wrong?

Code:
carlos@tunafish:~$ rsync -avz --delete -e /media/disk/ /home/carlos/files/
building file list ... done
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2007/09/07 20:30:52 .
-rwx------      387072 2007/03/27 17:44:33 idelab revised 8-8-06.vsd
-rwx------        2574 2007/04/17 15:30:22 linux_commands.txt
-rwx------         235 2007/03/27 18:00:05 mysql.txt
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2007/09/07 20:02:55 admin
-rwx------         381 2007/03/27 17:44:33 admin/create_calendar.txt
-rwx------          47 2007/03/27 17:44:33 admin/stricom_vlk.txt

sent 272 bytes  received 20 bytes  584.00 bytes/sec
total size is 516261  speedup is 1768.02
 
Old 09-07-2007, 08:11 PM   #2
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rsync -rdtvu /home/<user> /media/disk/ The first argument after the options is the source, the second the destination
 
Old 09-08-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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rsync -rdtvu /home/<user> /media/disk/ The first argument after the options is the source, the second the destination
So what happens if I set this up as a CRON job & I if I delete files under /home/<user> (source), how do I make sure the files I delete from my source are being deleted or updated on /media/disk/ (destination)?

Thanks again for this info!

Below is my cron entry however I don't know if this will delete files as noted above...any modifications I need to make?

Code:
# m h  dom mon dow   command
0 3 * * * rsync -rdtvu /home/carlos/ /media/disk/

Last edited by carlosinfl; 09-08-2007 at 05:44 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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You should add --delete switch:

rsync -rdtvu --delete /home/carlos/ /media/disk/

best,
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