Backing up your Linux desktop with rsync

Wednesday, 22 September 2004, 11:35 AM EST

Rsync is a command line utility traditionally used in synchronizing files between two computers, but rsync can also be used as an effective backup tool. This free and powerful tool is simple enough for anyone to use on their Linux desktop.

This article explain how to use rsync to backup your computer to a drive attached to your system. You can use a removable drive, such as an external USB hard drive, so that you can store the backups in a safe place away from your working environment.

By Brice Burgess at Linux.com

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