I'm hoping an Rsync guru can help me out with what is hopefully a simple problem. I have a relatively full hard disk (160GB at 98% full or so) and have been trying to use Rsync to copy the entire contents of my home directory to a second (slave) disk, which is huge (500GB). Midway through the procedure I always get a write error saying that the disk is full. I'm assuming it's the one that's 98%...and that a temp file or something is being created as the copying goes on, and that it gets too big, and then the process fails.
Anything I can do to prevent this? Or am I forced to rsync in pieces, directory by directory, or something like that?
My rsync command line looks like this:
rsync -avz --exclude=*.rpm --exclude=*.gz --exclude=*.tar --exclude=/.* --include=/.kde /home/myhomedir/ /mnt/big500GBdrive/backups/mybackup/
Thanks for any and all help.