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Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?

On 11/14/18, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:18:47PM -0500, Lee wrote:
> [...]
> 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.

Wow!  Thanks for the --filter tip.  Somehow I managed to miss that
when looking at the rsync man page