Originally Posted by hexxxx
Would you mine posting an example of what you meant?
I only meant you should write them excludes out one by one like "--exclude=/dev/ --exclude=/sys/" and so forth.
- cron will mail errors to the owner of that crontab so do check that mail box. (Obviously that won't work if the problem resides elsewhere.)
- sudo might not work (requires terminal access for pass phrase) unless you have explicit NOPASSWD entries for this user and those commands.
- When stuff doesn't work rsync-wise do note you can (should?) make the process more verbose. So until stuff gets fixed you could add "-n -v --logfile=/tmp/somefile --itemize-changes --stats".