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Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?

On 11/14/18, Michael Wagner <wagner_m_bremen@web.de> wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2018 at 12:18:47, Lee wrote:
>> On 11/14/18, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> wrote:
>> > I'd recommend
>> > taking a look at rsync for performing the copy.
>> I've used rsync at work.  It was fast & good enuf for keeping my files
>> on different machines consistent but I never figured out how to sync
>> everything except <some list of files/directories>  eg. backing up
>> ~/.cache seems like a waste of time & disk space.
> Hello Lee,
> look at the options --exclude and --exclude-from in the manpage. It's
> easy to exclude files or directories with rsync.

Maybe I was half-blind the morning I did the man rsync.  Or maybe it
was not bothering to ask anyone & muddling through as best I could,
but clearly I need to take another look at rsync.


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