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waddles 12-20-2012 01:51 PM

Backup software
 
Hi, I've been using K3b to backup software I have developed as root and as user. On a recent install to a second desktop I discovered that the backed up files did not have dates and permissions retained.
I thought about tar-ing everythng and piping to cp using permission retention but tar is apparently not recursive in Slackware 13.37.
I want to extract /etc, /opt, /root, and the user recursively. What would be the best/fastest way?

Kustom42 12-20-2012 03:31 PM

rsync?

Code:


rsync -auvr --progress /local/path user@server:/remote/path


BE WARNED! DOING AN RSYNC OF CRITICAL DIRECTORIES LIKE /etc CAN CAUSE ISSUES! MAKE A FULL BACKUP FIRST!

waddles 12-21-2012 12:06 AM

Backup software
 
Yes that would be great across a network, I think (just did a quick view of rsync manpage).
I apologize for not being more specific. I am wanting to backup files onto either CD or DVD. My scan in the man page did not refer to either.

Habitual 12-21-2012 07:58 AM

may help...
Linux Archiving: rsync, Tape, CD & DVD Media


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