Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
- Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:02:13 -0500
- From: Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
On 11/14/18, Michael Wagner <wagner_m_bremen@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2018 at 12:18:47, Lee wrote:
>> On 11/14/18, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I'd recommend
>> > taking a look at rsync for performing the copy.
>> I've used rsync at work. It was fast & good enuf for keeping my files
>> on different machines consistent but I never figured out how to sync
>> everything except <some list of files/directories> eg. backing up
>> ~/.cache seems like a waste of time & disk space.
> Hello Lee,
> look at the options --exclude and --exclude-from in the manpage. It's
> easy to exclude files or directories with rsync.
Maybe I was half-blind the morning I did the man rsync. Or maybe it
was not bothering to ask anyone & muddling through as best I could,
but clearly I need to take another look at rsync.