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

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Thu Dec 3 03:56:03 UTC 2009

You probably want to check out the various --delete options that rsync
provides.  Be sure to use --dry-run while you're experimenting!

This is safer than a cron job---the latter could wipe out -all- your
backups if something isn't creating new ones but the cron job is
expiring old ones.  And rsync's --delete is careful not to delete
anything on the destination if it gets I/O errors on the source, so
you won't be left holding a bag full o' nothing.

If the manpages aren't clear, you might want to try searching the
rsync list's archives, which talks about this sort of thing quite

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list