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    [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup of an rdiff-backup ?

    Thanks all, especially TheFu once again !

    I will use rsync to mirror the rdiff-backup from the internal HDD in the server to the external USB HDD, I expect all the rdiff-backup versions will be...
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    [ubuntu] rdiff-backup of an rdiff-backup ?

    I have used rdiff-backup to backup the files from my Mac Book Pro to an internal HDD in my server (Dell T30 PowerEdge running Ubuntu 20.01).

    I then use rdiff-backup again to perform another backup...
  3. [ubuntu] rdiff-backup - using sudo to retain user group and permissions ?

    Sorry, another rdiff-backup post

    I have finally got rdiff-backup working and then started looking at the user group and permissions (for folders such as svn and nextcloud).

    After further...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    This seems to have worked...




    #!/bin/bash
    rdiff-backup -v5 --print-statistics \
    --exclude-special-files \
    --exclude ignorecase:'**.ini' \
    --exclude ignorecase:'**.DS_Store' \
  5. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Also, how do I exclude ANY folders matching this:


    *.Trash
    *.AppleDouble
    *$RECYCLE.BIN

    And ANY files matching this:

    *.ini
  6. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Thanks TheFu,

    I'm now a bit concerned about excluding **all** dot files, as you say its a bad idea.

    I'm just concerned in case there are any dot files/folders in any of these paths that should...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Thanks TheFu..... AT LAST ITS WORKING !

    Well... I tested using the empty dummy folders and it worked. I've just started the REAL backup and that will need to run overnight.

    When I was testing...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    OK, I seem to have fixed the syntax error by changing:



    --exclude '**/.[a-Z0-9]*' \


    to:
  9. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Hmmmm.... I cant seem to get that to work either.

    And this time I'm testing it on the server (rather than the Mac)

    When I run the script below:



    #!/bin/bash
    rdiff-backup -v5...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Thanks TheFu, I see what you are saying now and will try your suggestion.

    The original reason for using a file list was to avoid having a long string for the command line and to make the excludes...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    OK I'll try with include lists instead of exclude lists

    Maybe I'm being naive, but I would have though exclude lists work the same way as include lists, only they are negated ?

    Are you saying I...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Your'e correct, I'm not a Linux server expert, my server is mainly for storing large amounts of data (which would otherwise be too large to fit on a laptop), in addition to a Plex Media Server and...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    I'm so confused by this exclude list because the moment I change the order of any of the lines, depending on the order it either includes everything or excludes everything.

    At the moment it seems...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Think I've solved it.

    I can define absolute paths for the folders I want to include/exclude as shown below and this seems to work !



    **.Spotlight
    **.Trash
    **.AppleDouble
    **$RECYCLE.BIN
  15. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    So how do I resolve this ?

    If I use the --exclude-filelist option I can define the following so it only excludes the 'Applications' folder at the top level which I want to exclude...


    ...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Thanks ml9104

    I did initially use the --exclude-globbing-filelist option when I performed the first backup using the following:




    **.Spotlight
    **.Trash
    **.AppleDouble
  17. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    Thanks TheFu

    Just to clarify, I am only 'testing' rdiff-backup on the Mac, using local source and destination folders, simply to get the syntax correct for excluding files.

    Once I get the...
  18. [ubuntu] rdiff-backup: how to exclude hidden files and folders ?

    I am using rdiff-backup to backup my Mac home folder to my Ubuntu server.

    I am trying to exclude hidden files and folders (i.e. starting with a '.') using the --exclude-filelist option and...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup error - bash: rdiff-backup: command not found

    I do get a warning after the backup, about the different versions of rdiff-backup on the Mac and the server:


    "Warning: Local version 2.0.0 does not match remote version 2.0.5."

    The Mac is...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup error - bash: rdiff-backup: command not found

    Fixed it...

    On the Mac in the users home directory, there needs to be a file called .bashrc

    i.e.

    /Users/macuser/.bashrc


    In this case, rdiff-backup was installed on the Mac using:
  21. [ubuntu] rdiff-backup error - bash: rdiff-backup: command not found

    I am trying to backup data from my Mac Book Pro to my server (Ubuntu 20.04) by running rdiff-backup from the server via SSH, but I get the following error:



    rdiff-backup -v9...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Should backup drives be password protected (LUKS) & can you protect an existing d

    Thanks TheFu, you raised some interesting points.

    I didn't realise that encryption will not protect against malware and viruses etc so thats useful to know

    I was wondering if there is a device...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Should backup drives be password protected (LUKS) & can you protect an existing d

    Agreed, I used to keep a backup drive at work in the office.

    But in my latest job I don't have any drawers, just a desk. And since COVID Im rarely in the office now and there have been new...
  24. [ubuntu] Should backup drives be password protected (LUKS) & can you protect an existing drive

    I am in the process of setting up a backup system for the HDDs in my server.

    I am using external USB HDD's for the backup drives (WD Elements).

    I have completed backups on two drives so far - ...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks all, especially to CharlesA :)

    SSH worked without any problems, using a wired network connection I managed to backup the Downloads and Desktop folders on the Mac to the server fairly...
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