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Rsync Wrapper to Backup/Restore all Users.

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BACKUP & RESTORE SCRIPTS

Backup or restore all user profiles on a host.

USAGE

usage: pyrap [-h] (-b | -r) [-u] [-x] [-v | -q] url

Backup or restore users to an rsync server.

positional arguments:
  url             A valid rsync url.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help      show this help message and exit
  -b, --backup    Backup users to rsync server or path.
  -r, --restore   Restore users on from last backup.
  -u, --users     Automate user selection.
  -x, --excludes  Automate excludes selection.
  -v, --verbose   Increase output verbosity.
  -q, --quiet     Run silently.

ARGUMENTS

[URL]

Takes an rsync url as an argument:

rsync://user@host:port/path/to/PARENT/of/Users

Or alternatively, any mountpoint will work:

/Volumes/Backups

PITFALLS & CAVEATS

THE PATH ON THE REMOTE HOST MUST POINT TO PARENT OF USERS, NOT USERS!

Once mounted the mountpoint should contain the Users directory underneath it.

The script backups to or restores from the following directory layout underneath the mountpoint:

/mountpoint/Users/user.name/date

And logs to:

/mountpoint/Logs/CopyType/user.name/date.log

Where CopyType equals either Backup or Restore.

If this layout does not exist it will be created under the mountpoint.

User, group and permissions will be retained and each backup will be hard-linked against the last to save space and mimic the functionality of Time Machine.

https://blog.interlinked.org/tutorials/rsync_time_machine.html

It's also worth pointing out that for the time being preserving extended attributes is not supported.

EXAMPLES

To backup from /Users to a rsync server, without prompting for each user:

pyrap -bu rsync://user@host:port/backups

To restore from /Users to a rsync server, with increased verbosity:

pyrap -rv rsync://user@host:port/backups

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