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== Suggestions ==
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== <s>What about hard links and delete options</s> ==
  
Page title does not use [[ArchWiki_Tutorial_(English)#Adding_a_new_page|naming guidelines]].  Also, a forward slash between two words defines an either/or option (e.g. Backup for full/partial configurations) which I don't think is meant to be the case here.
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Why the -H option is not added?
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I've done a quick search in my arch system and there are a lot of hard link in the /usr/share folders.
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Moreover should the -delet option be added to in order to be sure that the cloned system contains all and only the files which are present in the original one?
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Thank you,
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Xwang
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: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Full_System_Backup_with_rsync&diff=prev&oldid=268620 -'H'] and [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Full_System_Backup_with_rsync&diff=275164&oldid=273575 '-delete'] info added. Closing. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 22:32, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  
--[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 06:16, 12 December 2009 (EST)
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== What happened to this page? ==
  
:The slash was supposed to be a subpage. It looks like that's disabled in this wiki for article namespace (as it is in Wikipedia) so I'll just change it. [[User:Time|Time]] 07:05, 12 December 2009 (EST)
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Ok, I started this page, so I'm biased. It used to be clearly written, with an easy to understand example on how to use rsync and its exclude format. Now it's a one liner with the excludes mashed together and most of the page is dedicated to setting up your fstab. Why?
 
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[[User:Wooptoo|Wooptoo]] ([[User talk:Wooptoo|talk]]) 19:47, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
:''Full System Backup with rsync''? If not, go ahead and change it. [[User:Time|Time]] 07:14, 12 December 2009 (EST)
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: I thnk this info should go to the main [[rsync]] article. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 22:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
 
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:: Just got a chance to read the article, nice work.
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:: --[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 14:32, 13 December 2009 (EST)
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Thanks [[User:Time]] for taking the time to rewrite this :) It looks good and it's more generic now, also thanks for keeping the link to the original forum post.
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* I vote for moving this page back to its initial title (Full system backup with rsync) since it can't be merged with [[Rsync]].
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[[User:Wooptoo|Wooptoo]] 13:26, 23 December 2009 (EST)
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===Restore title===
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I cannot move it back to the same title without admin intervention. They have to delete the redirect first. Sorry for changing the name in the first place; I didn't realize subsections worked only for user pages. [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 13:27, 23 December 2009 (EST)
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:Oops! Sorry; didn't realize that was the cause of the hold-up. I've removed the redirect. -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 13:34, 23 December 2009 (EST)
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::Moved the page even though I don't like the title. I really don't think the naming scheme suits it; should be ''Full system backup with rsync'', in my opinion. <small>[[User:Pwd|pwd]]</small> 14:10, 23 December 2009 (EST)
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== Comments ==
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Thanks! Neat method for a sync-type backup! The only question I have is what happens if you {{Codeline|dd}} the boot sector (first 512 bytes) instead of running GRUB? --[[User:VitaminJ|VitaminJ]] 22:18, 11 November 2009 (EST)
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I don't know if it works with <code>dd</code>, since the partitioning scheme can be different on the two harddrives.
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* I vote for merging this with [[rsync]].
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* I second the vote.
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[[User:Wooptoo|Wooptoo]] 07:14, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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--[[User:Keiichi|Keiichi]] 20:59, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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Yep, I think you are right, I think that GRUB hardcodes the path to menu.lst in the GRUB boot program, so if you change around disks it won't work.
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As an alternative, an article on using tar instead might be useful because rsync may improperly preserves permissions across filesystems. For example if you backup from ext3 to XFS, and try to restore back to ext3.
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:The only issue would be doing it with FAT or NTFS were permissions just aren't possible. Coincidentially, I've done this exact setup using XFS and ext4 wihout anything breaking down. I only had problems between reiserfs and *, but that was due to SELinux context. [[User:Dres|Dres]] 21:22, 18 January 2010 (EST)
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Revision as of 22:39, 14 January 2014

What about hard links and delete options

Why the -H option is not added? I've done a quick search in my arch system and there are a lot of hard link in the /usr/share folders. Moreover should the -delet option be added to in order to be sure that the cloned system contains all and only the files which are present in the original one? Thank you, Xwang

-'H' and '-delete' info added. Closing. -- Karol (talk) 22:32, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

What happened to this page?

Ok, I started this page, so I'm biased. It used to be clearly written, with an easy to understand example on how to use rsync and its exclude format. Now it's a one liner with the excludes mashed together and most of the page is dedicated to setting up your fstab. Why? Wooptoo (talk) 19:47, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

I thnk this info should go to the main rsync article. -- Karol (talk) 22:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC)