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How to change default duplicity archive directory?

How can I change the duplicity default archive directory (~/.cache/)? The following option seems to be ignored. Option --archive-dir=/volume4/duplicity/cache/ --name backup duplicity 0.6.21 ...
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Given an original and backup filesystem, how can I find out if any files are missing?

I found from this posting on Stackoverflow, if you just wanted to get a list of corresponding files whose content differs, then you could execute: diff --brief --recursive dir1/ dir2/ ...and ...
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Is it necessary to include the /run directory in backups?

I use a variant of the simple script below from the Community Ubuntu Documentation described tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz --exclude=/backup.tar.gz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/sys ...
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Run command to untar file in timestamped folder?

I have a .tar file that is transferred to our server every night by one of our client management systems. The file is a compressed .sql file which I need to uncompress and dump into our database. The ...
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What directories to/not backup

I'm setting up rsnapshot to backup a production LAMP server. These are the directories that currently are going to be backed up. /home /etc /usr/local /root /var What directories can I exclude ...
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Hard Link for Directories in linux

Hai, How can i create hard link for my directories ? When i use to make link from /var to /home it shows error on "Invalid cross-device link", How can i over come it ?
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Linux - What directories should I exclude when backing up a server?

I'm backing up a linux server and storing it on some other server. I started off with a simple rsync -aPh --del server.example.com:/ /mnt/backup Then someone pointed out that I shouldn't back up ...
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How to keep the full path with rsync?

When backing up with rsync, How do I keep the full directory structure? For example, the remote server is saturn, and I want to backup saturn's /home/udi/files/pictures to a local directory named ...