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mk33
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How does dietpi-backup actually works?

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What directories are backed up?
Is it possible to add/exclude directories?
Every time it runs, the previous backup is replaced for the new backup?
The default backup directory is `/mnt/dietpi-backup/`. Can i change it in order to do the backup to an external drive?

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Joulinar
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Re: How does dietpi-backup actually works?

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Hi,

many thanks for your request. I will try to answer your questions one by one
  1. What directories are backed up?
    • dietpi-backup will do a complete system back or restore of the Linux RootFS file-system (/) using rsync
  2. Is it possible to add/exclude directories?
    • yes, thats possible. There is an option inside dietpi-backup called Custom Filters
  3. Every time it runs, the previous backup is replaced for the new backup?
    • there is basically just one backup. A new run of dietpi-backup will copy changed or updated files only, like an incremental backup. Therefore it's much faster than the initial one
  4. The default backup directory is `/mnt/dietpi-backup/`. Can i change it in order to do the backup to an external drive?
    • yes, taget file system can be changed. There is an option inside dietpi-backup called Location
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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