tar -cj / -X /tmp/exclude.txt | cstream -v 1 -c 3 -T 10 | ssh user@host 'tar -xj -C /backupDestination'

Full remote server backup over cstream using tar (excluding unnecessary files) (reports every 10 seconds)

The files are automatically uncompressed when they reach the destination machine. This is a fast way to backup your server to your local computer while it's running (shutting down services is recommended). A file named "exclude.txt" is needed at /tmp/ containing the following : /dev/* /media/* /mnt/* /proc/* /sys/* /tmp/* /home/*/.local/share/Trash /home/*/.gvfs /home/*/.cache /home/*/.thumbnails /etc/fstab /lib/modules/*/volatile/.mounted /var/run/* /var/lock/* /var/tmp/* /var/cache/apt/archives/* /lost+found/*
Sample Output
895643648 B 854.2 MB 2125.2 s (35:25 min) 421438 B/s 411.56 KB/s
898371584 B 856.8 MB 2132.5 s (35:32 min) 421280 B/s 411.41 KB/s
901783552 B 860.0 MB 2139.8 s (35:39 min) 421431 B/s 411.55 KB/s
904785920 B 862.9 MB 2147.0 s (35:46 min) 421420 B/s 411.54 KB/s
908300288 B 866.2 MB 2154.0 s (35:54 min) 421678 B/s 411.79 KB/s
911953920 B 869.7 MB 2161.2 s (36:01 min) 421969 B/s 412.08 KB/s
914890752 B 872.5 MB 2168.4 s (36:08 min) 421929 B/s 412.04 KB/s
919408640 B 876.8 MB 2175.4 s (36:15 min) 422647 B/s 412.74 KB/s
923365376 B 880.6 MB 2182.6 s (36:22 min) 423061 B/s 413.15 KB/s

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