I am wanting to use rsync to backup a folder with pictures to a linux box. I copied all the pictures over to the drive via USB and now I am doing a dry run to see what will be transferred over. It looks like it's going to copy everything over again. And not just the test file I added.
rsync -avzr --dry-run --delete --exclude '.DS_Store' "/Users/diegoaguilera/Pictures" firstname.lastname@example.org:/media/F/Photos
When I run the code it returns the following.
sent 2116907 bytes received 271814 bytes 62044.70 bytes/sec
total size is 79881373728 speedup is 33441.06
I've omitted each file cause it's every picture I have. A few thousands. Am I using the command wrong? Do I need to need to sync the folder from zero? I am trying not to transfer 50gigs of pictures. Thanks.