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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 03:58:02 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM,  <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> 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
> frequently.

I probably should have said all that!

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