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This is my cron task for rsync

00 03 * * * /usr/bin/rsync --delete -aAXv /* /media/mirror --exclude={/dev/*,/proc/*,/sys/*,/tmp/*,/run/*,/mnt/*,/media/*,/lost+found,/home/*/.gvfs} && /bin/date | /bin/cat > /home/william/ubuntu-server-backup/last_rsync.txt

This is in root's crontab. The destination drive ( mirror) has the same capacity as the main disk.

I verified, and the symbolic links are still links, they have not been copied twice.

What am I doing wrong?

EDIT: I just checked, and it looks like ''/media'' is not excluded. why? I got my command from the Arch Wiki.

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That is a very weird exclude syntax. I'd recommend using an exclude list text file with --exclude-from, or multiple --excludes for each directory. Also try adding the --delete-exclude option. –  izx Sep 27 '12 at 8:26

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It seems to be a bug according to https://bugzilla.samba.org/

see this

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