[plug] what command does the same thing as robocopy /mir?
meyerri at westnet.com.au
Thu Feb 22 09:14:09 WST 2007
On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 02:00 +0900, sothisistheinternet wrote:
> On 2/21/07, Hendrik Strydom <hns1 at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 02:50 +0900, sothisistheinternet wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > If I have a drive that I want to synchronise onto a usb hard
> > then, under windows, I use robocopy /mir. I now have the
> > situation under linux...so what's the equivalent command?
> rsync is good with jobs like this.
> Generally a command like
> rsync -avg /source /target will quickly sync source and
> Depending on what you want there are many other options, so
> definitely need to review the man page. For backups (i..e
> copies of changed files) look at something like rsync-backup.
> There are likely many other similar products as well.
> So something like rsync -az --delete /pub/share1 /mnt/usbdrive1? I
> think when using -a that -g is already accounted for (from my reading
> of the man pages, as you suggested). Your suggestion of using -v is a
> good one so I know if it's actually doing the right things!
Well, I don't know what that robocopy thing is, but when I want to back
up all the stuff in my /home directory, I use:
> rsync -avc --delete /home/ /media/Desktop/home/
where Desktop is a named partition on my USB drive. I suppose I could have said:
> rsync -avc --delete /home /media/Desktop/
and it might have done the same thing, but I found a command that worked and that was enough for me.
Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>
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