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I'm trying to create a backup of my home directory, but I want to exclude any previous backups that have been made already.

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This question is not clear. What do you mean exclude previous backups? Are the backups in your /home and you don't want to back them up? Or do you want to start fresh and delete the previous backups. Please clarify and let us know what you've tried. –  shakabra Mar 6 '13 at 2:31
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I think this is not a good idea, Because files change, they work all together, creating backup of single files seperately is not good.

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