[mythtv-users] OT: rsync, or is there a better option?

Stephen Tait tait at digitallaw.co.uk
Fri Dec 3 20:32:02 UTC 2004

At 18:49 03/12/2004, you wrote:
>Since my myth box has crashed a few times, including power loss and hard
>lockups, I want to backup my recordings, videos, etc so I don't lose
>anything the next time. So I picked up a couple large hard drives and
>have another linux box (FC3) ready to be a network storage device. I
>already backup important files, such as mysql dump, so I'm just talking
>the large video files here.
>What's the best way to get all my recordings, videos, mucis, etc sent
>over to this box every so often, maybe once a day. I'm thinking copy
>anything new or changed, and remove anything deleted from the source.
>Changes would only be made on the storage system, either adding or
>removing files.
>Would rsync be the best way to accomplish this or is there a better

Well, I do stuff with rsync every day, and I personally think it's the best 
option for any copy, especially if you're going to do it regularly. Just 
make a bash script with the necessary mount and rsync commands, chuck it 
into your crontab, and you're off. I've got the same kinda thing for 
backing up the music and movies on my workstation to the file server.

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