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Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive? [OT: rsync metadata]




	Hi.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 11:56:27AM -0800, Rick Thomas wrote:
> 
> >> 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

Yep, there is at least one thing rsync looses along the way:

# chattr +i /bin/ping
# rsync -aHAX /bin/ping /tmp
# lsattr /bin/ping
----i--------e--- /bin/ping
# lsattr /tmp/ping
-------------e--- /tmp/ping

Reco