Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
- Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:42:54 +0100
- From: <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:18:47PM -0500, Lee wrote: [...] > Well that's .. surprising. I went with xfce because it's supposed to > be 'lightweight' and I'm trying debian on an old laptop. If I go with > something other than xfce is it just mounting & unlocking the external > drive that changes or is there more? Just for one data point -- I do my backups basically this way, all from the command line sudo cryptsetup open /dev/sdXX backup sudo mount /dev/mapper/backup /media/backup backup # this is a script in ~/bin which basically calls rsync sudo umount /media/backup sudo cryptsetup close backup The rsync thingie in ~/bin/backup basically does some sanity checks and calls rsync with --filter="merge $home/.backup/filter". There, I list some basic excludes and, what's more important, have a line "dir-merge .backup-filter" -- so I can exclude big, uninteresting things (videos, virtual OS images etc) which are easy to recover. This way my backup is around 55G and fits in a 64G stick. Has served me well so far. Cheers -- t
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