Yes. rsync is a nice tool. Certainly the right approach once you've made a backup and want to keep it up-to-date.RaTTuS wrote:if you use rsync you don't have to switch the Pi off....
rsync -a / remotemachineip:/backupdirectory
As I said, it's not the space that's the issue (in these modern, enlightened times), but the *time*.wpns wrote:My Mac Mini (10.7) won't mount the file system, so I've been using:
sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk5s1
sudo dd bs=100m if=/dev/rdisk5 of=WPNSbackup.img
sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdisk5
And yeah, it's ugly, but makes an image that will be restorable using dd on the mac. 8G of 'wasted' space on my Mac isn't noticable. 8*)
in the directory that your ran the commandfromJames80A wrote:Hi. I've just tried this dd command: sudo dd bs=1m if=/dev/disk1 of=RPi.img.
With this result:
3781+1 records in
3781+1 records out
3965190144 bytes transferred in 686.081772 secs (5779472 bytes/sec)
My question is where is the output file located?
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/dev/mmcblk0p2 on / type ext4 (rw,noatime) proc on /proc type proc (rw) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,relatime,gid=5,mode=620) /dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot type vfat (rw,noatime) fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
yes .....wpns wrote:/*
Then I'd use rsync to make and maintain an incremental, file-by-file, image of the Linux partition.
Does that work on a running system?