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Backing Up a Disk to Another With Rsync

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Putting this here for future reference from future me if he thinks to look here. Heeey! It’sa me, your past. :)

Copied the contents of one disk formatted with XFS to another bigger disk with XFS using Rsync.

rsync -arvluht -pog -P /media/Source/ /media/Destination/

Breakdown of the switches;

  • -a for archive
  • -r for recursive
  • -v for verbose
  • -l for links
  • -u for update
  • -h for human-readable
  • -t for preserving times
  • -p for preserving permissions
  • -o to preserve ownership
  • -g to preserve group
  • -P to show progress

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