Backing up a whole machine using Rsync, without root-login

For easy cut-n-paste:

rsync --stats -av --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found","*/.cache/*"}  -e "ssh" --rsync-path="sudo rsync" wkumari@vimes.kumari.net:/ vimes_rsync

 

The cute trick here is to call rsync as 'sudo rync'.

 

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