[solved] Backup home directory with rsync (was: rsync issue)
Rodolfo Medina <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I wish to copy all my home directory into another machine with the --delete
> option, but:
> 1) I dont't want hidden files, i.e.: `.*' to be copied;
> 2) on the other hand, there are some symlinks, beginning with `.', that I
> want to be copied.
> The --exclude option won't help.
The following seems to be fine for me:
$ rsync -vrtu --delete --exclude='/.*' . 192.168.0.2:/home/rodolfo
, where `192.168.0.2' is the address of the destination computer. Hidden files
from the top level directory are not tansferred, all the others are, which is
what I want. Symlinks are better created by hand. I *highly* recommend anyone
to first use the `--dry-run' option before actually run the command, as the
--delete option is very dangerous!