Ok, the USB Backup plugin is using rsync in the background, right? So via the options, including "extra options", I should be able to achieve everything that can be done with rsync, just when an usb drive comes online, correct? Here is what I want to do, and have no idea how:
-when the usb drive is plugged in, I want to backup everything on the data drive of the NAS to the usb drive (they have the same size) in one go. That should stay true even after new shared folders are added.
-at first a simple sync would suffice, but I like the idea of incremental backups, maybe even with compression
-in the event of the physical failure of the NAS (or its drive) I want to be able to backup the files easily. That would probably mean taking the usb drive and copying the folders "by hand" onto a new device. The file permissions on the usb need to be so that I can do that, without any other info (I may have revealed here that I have no clue how linux file permissions actually work, and vow to better myself).
I am at the point where the learning curve is very steep, and starting down at the bottom So, what I would love to get as an answer is:
-a simple recipe as to how to achieve this (if what I want to do makes sense), ideally as a list of options I can simply copy in the USB Backup plugin. That would enable me to get running straightaway.
- if what I want to do makes no sense, then pointing out to me why
-anything else you might want to tell me
Thank you all