cpollock at embarqmail.com
Thu Sep 4 15:17:20 MDT 2014
On Thu, 2014-09-04 at 17:00 -0400, Kevin Korb wrote:
> Do you actually have any snapshots currently? From the scripts you
> posted it seems to just be rsyncing to the same dir every run and only
> claiming to be making snapshots. If you do have snapshots now then
> something else is happening in addition to this script.
It was pointed out to me in a direct message that I had inadvertently
posted the same scripts (full backup) in pastebin. Here are the correct
> On 09/04/2014 04:58 PM, Chris wrote:
> > 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:
> >>> http://pastebin.com/XF6Zm42A
> >>> 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:
> >>> http://pastebin.com/MkBzJnux
> >>> 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.
> > Chris
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