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Feb 20, 2010

I am somewhat new to Linux and I am looking for a way to back up my HD with all my Linux files. I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. The HD has been partitioned so that the computer can run Red Hat Scientific Linux. Using Grub I can dual boot to either Windows 7 or Linux on start up. I want a simple way of backing up the entire contents of my HD (both partitions - everything) - so that in the event of my laptop being damaged I can reconstruct my set up and data as before with all my files and settings in both Windows 7 and Linux intact. Is there a simple program that will enable me to copy everything to an external HD for back up. Can anyone recommend a package that will do this?

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3273 ? 00:00:01 gksu
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I'm currently learning to use rsync to backup my music collection. I have a Firefox tab open to the rsync manual page(s) and have been reading man rsync and running experimental rsync operations.I've been doing this for the last 3-4 hours. I've used rsync for this purpose in the past with disastrous results. What was and is once again (due to a month and a half of file pruning) a 9000 file music collection had mysteriously grown to over 25,000 music files and 80GB of data! This was likely due to the fact that I didn't really know what I was doing with rsync and had never spent too much time learning about all the parameters, what their functions are and how they may relate to my goal.Here are the particulars:

* Source drive is a 500GB disk, /media/sata500/music/.

* Destination drive is a 250GB USB disk, /media/FreeAgent/music, connected to the same computer that houses the 500GB disk.

* I want to copy or backup files from /media/sata500/music to /media/FreeAgent/music.

* I do not want to create ANY duplicates of files that exist.

* I only want to add files to the destination drive if they are new on the source drive, like if I rip a CD and add the contents to the source. I want them copied over next time I run rsync.

Here's the rsync command in it's most recently used form, and probably very immature at this point.


rsync -t -r -vv --stats -i --log-file=/home/glenn/rsync.log /media/sata500/music/* /media/FreeAgent/music/

This appears to have copied all files and folders and I'm satisfied that my goal has been met with some success. To convince myself of this I ran the command and then once it was complete I added 2 new songs putting them in their respective folders on the source drive and ran the same command again. The resulting output was


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First when the script ram the first time it generated the log of the files it deleted but the next day when i came it deleted the file but no log was generated

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I wrote some bash code to prevent redundantly including files, like php's "include_once". I've simplified it here so don't worry that it appears not to do anything:

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