View Full Version : [all variants] backup using rsync

lance bermudez
August 2nd, 2010, 07:25 PM
I have a samba share to a windows 7 computer I do not know if I will be able to use backintime or not so I want to know how to have rsync do my backup.

I read the man but I'm not sure if I understand the it.

on same computer different hard drive to run every hour in a script. Leanne is windows 7 share and backup is the other hard drive in the computer
rsync -arvRzEP /media/leanne /media/backup

run mounthly
rsync -arvRzEPe ssh /media/backup pete@

August 2nd, 2010, 08:07 PM

I add the GUI and install grsync from Synaptic. Works great for me.

August 3rd, 2010, 10:41 PM
Grsync also works great for me so try that.

August 3rd, 2010, 11:10 PM
lance bermudez,

Back-in-time uses rsync (along with diff and cp) to backup your directories, so if rsync is usable then back-in-time should be usable.

Here is an rsync tutorial - just in case: http://everythinglinux.org/rsync/ and grsync: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/grsync-simple-gui-rsync-easily-linux/ and: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grsync.html