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...
> -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.
Shachar Or | שחר אור