On Saturday 01 March 2008 14:04:17 Roger Olofsson wrote:
> Gary Kline skrev:
> > On Friday 29 February 2008 19:25:50 Girish Venkatachalam wrote:
> >> On 18:18:06 Feb 29, Gary Kline wrote:
> >>> Is there a flag I can set to use with rsync to backup every file of
> >>> /usr/home/* [here on my FBSD desktop] to my Ubuntu desktop that has
> >>> only /home/*??
> >>> Of course, I could always create /usr/home on my other computers. ...
> >> Your question is not clear to me.
> >> I use
> >> $ rsync -avzp --delete /usr/home/* /home
> >> if that is what you are looking for.
> > What does the "--delete" do?! I want to make a complete copy of, say,
> > /usr/home/kline/* from here [tao] to my Ubuntu server, ethos, which has
> > a "/home" mountpoint--- in otheer words: /home/kline/*. If the
> > "--delete /usr/home* /home" syntax will let rsync rewrite /usr/home to
> > /home, then fine.
> > gary
> >> -Girish
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> --delete makes sure that if you delete a file on the source, it's also
> deleted on the mirror.
> (Tip for those that use rsync to backup Windows machines to FreeBSD -
> You will most likely have to use --ignore-errors if you are syncing
> to/from windows machines with --delete.)
> Just my nickels worth.
Good point. Because in addition to copying files across flavors of 'Nix, I
do want to delete the old changes. Especially as my projects evolve.
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