Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive? [OT: rsync metadata]
- Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 11:56:27 -0800
- From: Rick Thomas <rbthomas@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive? [OT: rsync metadata]
>> On 11/14/18, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> If you're content with losing all this metadata in your backup - there
>>> are rsync, cpio or tar. Or all those ‘backup solutions' based on those.
>> On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:52:57PM -0500, Lee wrote:
>> Do I need all that metadata? This is for me at home so it's pretty
>> much a single user machine.
> On Nov 14, 2018, at 10:26 AM, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> That's for you to decide. I'd say you definitely need it for the backups
> of / and /var and can *probably* skip it for /home, but YMMV.
Don’t the options for rsync -aAHX preserve all the metadata? Is there something besides
-a archive mode; equals -rlptgoD (no -H,-A,-X)
-p preserve permissions
-g preserve group
-o preserve owner
-l copy symlinks as symlinks
-t preserve modification times
-A preserve ACLs (implies -p)
-H preserve hard links
-X preserve extended attributes