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Watch really good the commands -avrzhP is the main backup options, --log-file well, is the log file created with the backup date --delete means that files that you delete from the source dir will also be deleted from the backup dir. /home/ (you can change it) is the source /home.bck/ is the destination dir (which i have it on another hard drive but it doesn't matter).  
 
Watch really good the commands -avrzhP is the main backup options, --log-file well, is the log file created with the backup date --delete means that files that you delete from the source dir will also be deleted from the backup dir. /home/ (you can change it) is the source /home.bck/ is the destination dir (which i have it on another hard drive but it doesn't matter).  
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--[[User:Jfgomez86|Jfgomez86]] 13:28, 28 February 2008 (EST)
  
 
I would suggest you though to look for other backup methods if this one doesn't suit you... it's very simple as you can see but it works for me.
 
I would suggest you though to look for other backup methods if this one doesn't suit you... it's very simple as you can see but it works for me.

Revision as of 18:28, 28 February 2008

Simple Rsync Backup Howto

First: Open a terminal and do:

sudo vim /etc/cron.daily/rsync.backup

Paste this code there:

#!/bin/bash
DATE=`date +%Y%m%d%H%M`
rsync -avrzhP --log-file=/var/log/backups/$DATE.log --delete /home/ /home.bck/ &> /dev/null


Make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /etc/cron.daily/rsync.backup

and that's it... it'll run every day as a cron job (meaning you have to have cron configured and working)

NOTES: Watch really good the commands -avrzhP is the main backup options, --log-file well, is the log file created with the backup date --delete means that files that you delete from the source dir will also be deleted from the backup dir. /home/ (you can change it) is the source /home.bck/ is the destination dir (which i have it on another hard drive but it doesn't matter).

--Jfgomez86 13:28, 28 February 2008 (EST)

I would suggest you though to look for other backup methods if this one doesn't suit you... it's very simple as you can see but it works for me.