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    Default Backup advice

    I have fully updated 42.2.
    I would like to copy my 100 GB Home directory to another drive as a backup.

    When I use Thunar to copy the directory to another drive it will fail with a file or directory not found. It did this twice but I did not write down the file name. Speed of copy seems to be under 2 hrs. I'm not sure of this time because it stops early in the copy.

    When I use rsynch from grsynch, the speed is abysmal. It appears to be greater than 8 hours.

    I am copying from 1 internal sata to another.

    Is there a way to either not have the Thunar copy stop or speed up rsync?

    Any help appreciated.
    Rick71

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    Default Re: Backup advice

    There is one thing witth rsync you should take into account. It only takes "long" the first time used. When you re-use it to re-sync your backup, it will only transfer changes and thus in the normal case, it will be much quicker then.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default (Solved) Re: Backup advice

    Thanks...
    Once it got past the .cache files, it sped right up.
    It finished 118 GB in 90 minutes.
    There were some permission errors I have to look at, but nothing really worrying.
    Rick71

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    Default Re: (Solved) Re: Backup advice

    Quote Originally Posted by rick71 View Post
    Thanks...
    Once it got past the .cache files, it sped right up.
    It finished 118 GB in 90 minutes.
    There were some permission errors I have to look at, but nothing really worrying.
    I use luckybackup in root mode, and yes, the first time is long but 8hours seems too much :-)

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    Default Re: Backup advice

    In Gnome there is Default Deja-dup, in preferences you can choose where and when to back up

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    Default Re: Backup advice

    You don;t need to back cache files they should be excluded they are just temp files that will be recreated

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