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Why does rsync give different output between rsyncing to a USB flash drive versus a hard disk?

The -i "itemize" output tells you exactly why they're not in sync: p in .f...p..... means that rsync considers the file permissions to be different between source and destination. File ...
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Backup a virtual machine without snapshots

You can just copy the entire folder for the machine to a backup location. I use VMware and this is how I do it. Note: If you have a snapshot (snapshots are NOT backups), then combine it first to ...
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Backup a virtual machine without snapshots

The simplest way to backup a VMware VM is simply to copy its entire folder. Of most importance are the .vmx and .vmdk files, but the other files can help you stay in exactly the same state for the VM. ...
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What is CwZip1 and how do I extract the content

As far as I know CWZIP is an old (been at least 15 years since I last encountered this) compression library used by some software to internally compress their data-files. These compressed data-files ...
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Can't delete duplicity s3/glacier archives

For the record, the problem was omitting --file-prefix options that were present in doing the backup. Here's the command that did work: duplicity remove-all-inc-of-but-n-full \ --file-prefix-...
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