Backup scripts

Kevin Korb kmk at
Thu Sep 4 15:21:24 MDT 2014

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Yes, you have different scripts now at least.  But I still don't see
any snapshotting.  The only difference in these is that the "full" one
rsyncs to a date+time stamped directory while the "snapshot" one
rsyncs to a directory named snapshot.  As far as I can tell both will
be a complete copy with no relationship to the other.

On 09/04/2014 05:17 PM, Chris wrote:
> 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 one.
> Full
> Snapshot
>> 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:
>>>>> 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.
>>> Chris

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