Backup

STEP 1 check data usage df -h

STEP 2 check access to another virtual machine

STEP 3 start screen session in root

STEP 4 copy data to virtual machine


rsync -ravz --progress --exclude "/proc" --exclude "/sys" --exclude "/dev" -e "ssh -p 8022" / root@188.210.92.35:/var/backups/vm/anarcha


r (recursive) a (archive - for special files) v (verbose) z (compressed)


STEP 5 diagnostics

watch watch -n 180 "du -sh /var/backups/vm/anarcha"

proc/kcore is a special directory which is created each time the computer boots so we have to exclude it from the rsync command

bwm-ng we want to know whether the data is arriving and at which speed, data amount http://linux.die.net/man/1/bwm-ng

apt-get install bwm-ng