[mythtv-users] Backup software

phipps-hutton at sky.com phipps-hutton at sky.com
Tue Jul 24 08:33:06 UTC 2012

Quoting Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>:

> I wrote:
>> What I'd suggest is use rsync to keep a copy somewhere. Done  
>> manually it only needs :
>>  rsync -avH --numeric-ids / root at someothermachine:/slavebackup/
>> You can exclude some files if you want to save a bit of space.
> Correction, you need to exclude certain directories (/proc, /dev,  
> ...) - all the ones that aren't a disk filesystem.
> You can either add command line options like "exclude=/proc/*", or  
> put the list of exclusions in a file and use  
> "--exclude-from=${somefile}".

Or you can use --one-file-system. It will back up just that filesystem  
including mount points for all the submounts. If you have a /home  
partition you will have to back that up separately.


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