So a brief overview of what I'm trying to accomplish:
I'm currently running (an almost fresh install) of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a test hard drive. I also have a Windows 7 partition on the same drive. My main goal is to have a shared NTFS partition between both OS's. I will be performing backups of this shared partition through rsync to a separate backup drive formatted to NTFS, which will contain all of my documents/files from either OS unrelated to the root or C:/ drive. This is a single-user personal setup, so permissions and other security measures aren't as critical as a typical case with multiple users and an administrator.
Through some experimentation and research I've come up with a mount option as such:
sudo mount /[sharedPartition] -t ntfs-3g -o uid=1000,gid=1000 /[sharedPartitionDestination] sudo mount /[backupDrive] -t ntfs-3g -o uid=1000,gid=1000 /[backupDestination] sudo rsync -rltDvu --modify-window=1 --progress /[source]/ /[destination]
(rsync command courtesy of HOWTO: Backup using Rsync to NTFS)
I want to ask the community for some input on the syntax used above. Like I mentioned the permissions are not a huge concern especially as the data will be going to an NTFS formatted drive. My main concern is that all data will be read/written without issue from all of my source directories when performing the backups. So far, I haven't run into any trouble accessing the data.
To test a variety of file formats at once I copied (through rsync) a couple of games (Starcraft, World of Warcraft) from my Linux partition directly to the backup drive and launched both games without issue on Windows 7. I did the same once more with the shared NTFS partition as the source. If I ran into any problems, I figured they'd be most likely detected right away as either game would have trouble reading files necessary for playing. (playing back various audio files, loading images etc... from either directory went seamlessly as well).
Am I OK to proceed with the syntax as listed above for actual long-term use? Thanks for your help.