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Re: Making an image of my HDD

On Monday 04 August 2008 11:09, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> On 2008-08-01 22:09, Shachar Or wrote:
> > On Friday 01 August 2008 10:15, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> >> rsync -ax / user@workstation:/backup/dir/
> >
> > Does the -x option mean that it will not read mounts like /dev, /proc and
> > such?
> Please, read man rsync:

Of course I read it...
> [snip]
>         -x, --one-file-system
>                This  tells rsync to avoid crossing a filesystem boundary
> when recursing.  This does not limit the user’s ability to
>                specify items to copy from multiple filesystems, just
> rsync’s recursion through the hierarchy of each directory that
>                the  user specified, and also the analogous recursion on
> the receiving side during deletion.  Also keep in mind that
>                rsync treats a “bind” mount to the same device as being
> on the same filesystem.
>                If this option is repeated, rsync omits all mount-point
> directories from the copy.  Otherwise, it includes an  empty
>                directory  at  each  mount-point  it  encounters (using
> the attributes of the mounted directory because those of the
>                underlying mount-point directory are inaccessible).
>                If rsync has been told to collapse symlinks (via
> --copy-links or --copy-unsafe-links), a symlink to a  directory  on
>                another device is treated like a mount-point.  Symlinks
> to non-directories are unaffected by this option.
> Johannes

Shachar Or | שחר אור

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