Backup scripts

Chris cpollock at
Thu Sep 4 14:58:39 MDT 2014

On Thu, 2014-09-04 at 12:46 -0400, Kevin Korb wrote:
> 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
> > 
Thanks Kevin, I guess for now I'll leave them as they are until I can
get smart on scripting.


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