Backup scripts

Chris cpollock at
Thu Sep 4 10:30:26 MDT 2014

I have two scripts that a kind soul on this list wrote for me over 4yrs
ago. I got to looking at them the other day because my old box crashed
and had to build a new one also got a new backup USB drive since I'm
still copying over things from the old one. The first one is for a full

Works great, does exactly what it's supposed to do. The second is for a
'snapshot' which is where I get a bit confused. I would think that a
'snapshot' would be just the changed files either since the last full
backup or since the last 'snapshot' the night before. It seems though
that it's actually the same as a full backup. I don't profess to be a
script person so I have no idea if it's doing what it should or
something needs to be changed. Below is the 2nd script:

Any advice would be appreciated.


31.11°N 97.89°W (Elev. 1092 ft)
11:21:45 up 1 day, 2:52, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.21, 0.27
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, kernel 3.13.0-35-generic

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