Backup scripts

Kevin Korb kmk at
Thu Sep 4 10:46:29 MDT 2014

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The scripts you posted look the same to me.  And I don't see any form
of snapshotting.  The $NOW variable is set and is echoed but it is
never actually used.  For an rsync snapshot I would expect to see
either rsync --link-dest or a cp -al depending on the age of the script.

The only reason to need two scripts would be because the snapshot
would need 3 dirs to work with (the source, the target, and the
previous backup) but that could also be handled with 1 script and a
simple existing check.

On 09/04/2014 12:30 PM, Chris wrote:
> 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 backup:
> 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.
> Chris

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