Desktop Backup

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Members of the HCL group may backup their desktops to heterogeneous server in the following directory:


This can easly be done with rsync as follows:

 rsync -axv /home/<your_desktop_username>/ <user>@heterogeneous:/home/desktops/<user>/ --exclude-from=.bkup_excludes

and make the file .backup_excludes with files and directorys you would like to exclude, for example your download folder, internet cache, etc. An example of Daves excludes file: