I'm backing up a Linux machine (Ubuntu 10.04) with rsync over SSH.
If I specify for my path something like "home/jason" it works just fine. "home/jason" is translated into "/home/jason". But how do I back up my root directory, i.e. "/"? Logic would have it that, since a slash gets slapped onto the front of whatever you put for path, a blank path would come through as "/". That's not the case, though. A trick like "home/../" doesn't work, either.
How do I back up the root directory?