Ubuntu :: Using Rsync To Backup The Local Home Directory?

Oct 14, 2010

I went ahead and created this directory

mkdir /tmp/rsync-backup

and, ran this

rsync av /home /tmp/rsync-backup

this is the result

rsync: link_stat "/av" failed: No such file or directory (2)
skipping directory home
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1060) [sender=3.0.7]

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Code:
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data/home/user/Documents/
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Code:

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Code:

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