[mythtv-users] Using the mythconverg_backup.pl script (slightly OT)

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 03:41:16 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I've been using the mythconverg_backup.pl script in a cron job for a few
> weeks now.  I have it on a 7 day rotation.  I have another PC in the house
> that is running plain-jane Ubuntu 9.10 and I want to archive my database
> backups to that PC.  I have the authorized_keys mechanism working properly
> between the 2 PCs, but I'm a little unsure of how to get only the latest
> file over there.
> What I'd really like to have is the same 7 files on both machines.  But how
> do I do this?  Do I issue some sort of remote shell command to delete the
> files on the backup PC then copy over the Myth backup files?  Perhaps create
> a cron job on the backup PC to cleanup the directory at a time BEFORE the
> new backups come over?
> I'm sure I'm over thinking this a little, but I'm open to suggestions.

rsync --delete -az /home/of/backups/* othermachine:/place/for/them/there/

--delete will delete from the destination directory anything that is
not in the source directory so you don't get a big build up in there.

My suggestion assumes that there are no extraneous files in /home/of/backups/

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