rsync --bwlimit=100 --partial --progress --size-only -av "/Volumes/Shed/stuff/" --rsh='ssh -p 2828' "firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/stuff/"
This backups my local stuff (in /Volumes/Shed/stuff) and puts it in /home/stuff on offsitebackup.com. It also keeps partially transferred files (--partial) and shows progress (--progress). When comparing two files, it only considers the sizes (--size-only). I do this because dates could be different. Furthermore, it transfers using ssh, but over a different port (2828 in this case). Finally, I limit the bandwidth that the rsync consumers (--bwlimit) to 100 kb/s.