Backing up a Linux Server with rsync

Originally published at: Backing up a Linux Server with rsync – LearnLinuxTV

When it comes to sending files from one device to another, rsync is legendary. Using rsync, you can back up critical data and send it to a backup device, network share, an offsite server and more. In this video, you’ll see an example of backing up critical data on a server with rsync.


I been using this rsync for years now. It’s grate.

What I last did was my WordPress media to a backup LAN server with this command:

rsync -avP --delete /media/WP-4TB/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ root@rday:/var/www/html/blog/wp-content/uploads

Works grate.

Thank you for you videos. I do know a lot but neat to see some one else but some I don’t know ether.

-Raymond Day

I’ve been using rsync for quite a while now but I used an alias as I haven’t got by head into bash scripting yet.

I like the idea of creating a directory with the current date. I assume that’s the reason you created a script for that?

Thanks for the video & keep up the great work. :slight_smile: