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Old 12-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 12-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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rsync?

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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!
 
Old 12-21-2012, 01:06 AM   #3
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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.

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