On 15-05-17, Long Wind wrote: > archive just means that? > Thank Dan Ritter! > l will try it later on. What you probably want is: rsync -av /path/to/original/folder /path/to/backup With this command on your backup rsync will make folder named as folder in your original path under backup. Notice that there is no need for those / on the end of paths. Also, you will not need root permission for your home folder backups with any combination of options for rsync.