Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
On 11/14/18, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:18:47PM -0500, Lee wrote:
> Just for one data point -- I do my backups basically this way, all
> from the command line
> sudo cryptsetup open /dev/sdXX backup
> sudo mount /dev/mapper/backup /media/backup
> backup # this is a script in ~/bin which basically calls rsync
> sudo umount /media/backup
> sudo cryptsetup close backup
> The rsync thingie in ~/bin/backup basically does some sanity checks
> and calls rsync with --filter="merge $home/.backup/filter". There,
> I list some basic excludes and, what's more important, have a line
> "dir-merge .backup-filter" -- so I can exclude big, uninteresting
> things (videos, virtual OS images etc) which are easy to recover.
> This way my backup is around 55G and fits in a 64G stick. Has served
> me well so far.
Wow! Thanks for the --filter tip. Somehow I managed to miss that
when looking at the rsync man page