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Re: Live Fille System Backup

On Fri, 05 May 2017, John Conover wrote:
> Also be advised if "dest/" is a FAT formatted SD card, there is a file
> size limit of 4GB, (and the -aAXv argument to rsync(1) may not be
> viable to restore the permission/ACL of files/directories.)

Using rsync on non-POSIX filesystems is a Bad Idea, it is going to
mangle a lot of metadata.

> If "dest/" is archival, (i.e., must be recoverable for a long period
> of time,) saving the MD5/SHA* hash values of files in "source/" is
> advisable for verification that a file is not corrupt sometime in the
> future.

In that case, using tar+lzip (*not* xz) and adding par2 ECC blocks might
be in order.  Refer to the lzip/plzip and par2 packages.

  Henrique Holschuh

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