[CentOS] Beginner - need suggestion to improve BACKUP script

partha chowdhury kira.laucas at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 14:53:13 UTC 2008


jkinz at kinz.org wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 12:44:21PM +0530, partha chowdhury wrote:
>> 2>i stop the named service before starting backup as i run the named 
>> process in a chroooted environment and if  i trey to manually backup 
>> /var with rsync i get :/var/named/chroot/proc/kcore: <file> has vanished !
> 
> 
> Always exclude /var/named/chroot/proc/ from your backups. backing
> it up isn't needed. See:
> https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/prockcore-what-is-it-14251/
> 
> Jeff Kinz
> 
Thank you for the suggestion !

so now i backup /var/ with the follwing command:

> rsync  -a --progress --delete --delete-excluded --exclude-from=/root/exclude-pattern /var/ ~freedom/backup/var/ 

it seems fine as no error message is generated but is there any more 
efficient alternative ?



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