I am new with linux and tried to backu my files doing this:
rsync -arvu /home /etc /opt /var
I was in the desired directory (on an external hard-disk drive) and logged in as su. but no files where in my directory after that. And Ubuntu told me that my hard-dsik is full ... absolutely full... 0 Bytes left.
then I did (with the dot in the end) this:
rsync -arvu /home /etc /opt /var .
and all worked fine... BUT
my hard space (not the external one) is absolutely full now.
WHERE did rsync put the files of the first try? how can I remove them? ... HEELP! :-)