Rsync

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Backup files incremental with rsync to a NTFS-Partition

rsync -rtvu --modify-window=1 --progress /media/SOURCE/ /media/TARGET/

This will backup the _contents_ of /media/SOURCE to /media/TARGET where TARGET is formatted with ntfs. The --modify-window lets rsync ignore the less accurate timestamps of NTFS.

Examples

http://www.jveweb.net/en/archives/2010/11/synchronizing-folders-with-rsync.html#jveweb_en_014_08

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/rsync-command-examples/

Migrate Server with rsync

rsync -ayz -e ssh --exclude=/proc --exclude=/sys --exclude=/dev / [email protected]:/MNTDIR

Copies the complete root-dir of a linux server to another one, where the new harddisks are formatted and mounted. Very useful to migrate a root-server to another one. Credit to User Bones