Backup to spare drive (rsync / crontab)

Michael Gardner gardnermj at
Fri Jan 30 20:22:29 GMT 2009

drcubi at wrote:
> But the scheduled backups never happen. I must be doing something wrong, but can't figure out what.

If you haven't already, check root's inbox to see if there is any output
from the cron jobs. If not, it's likely a problem with your crontab.

Also, try replacing 'rsync' in your backup scripts with the full path to
rsync; cron provides only a very limited set of environment variables,
and $PATH might not include rsync.

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