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So, the --exclude-from file, will be: var/tmp/ var/cache/ and use rsync like this: rsync -aAv --delete --stats --exclude-from /excludes /home /var /usr/local /etc /Backup/


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Include / (the root filesystem), and include the root of any other filesystem you want to back up (for example, if /home is on a separate partition, include it as well). Use the -x option to exclude all other filesystems: in-memory filesystems like /proc and /sys, mounted removable media, remote filesystems, etc. Exclude the files you don't want to back up. ...


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You can take full system backup using rsync. You can use --exlude=PATTERN for all directories that do not required . rsync -- a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool -a, --archive archive mode; equals -rlptgoD (no -H,-A,-X) -A, --acls preserve ACLs (implies -p) -X, --xattrs preserve ...


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No, ssh user@server sudo tar cf - / | dd of=server_clone.tar (or even worse, tar cf /everything.tar / and then copy the file off) is not likely to be an efficient way to produce a "clone" down the road, although it may be a stopgap measure if you're worried about soon-to-fail hardware or a security incident. Some problems: /proc will give a lot of ...


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The python-gdata on Ubuntu 12.04 is 2.0.14-2, this is outdated. Download latest python-gdata deb from http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/python-gdata/python-gdata_2.0.18+dfsg-1_all.deb and then run dpkg -i python-gdata_2.0.18+dfsg-1_all.deb



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