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

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 14:38:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Always mount a scratch monkey.  (http://edp.org/monkey.htm, f'r'instance.)
>> Another, more-aggressive way to be sure(r) is to do something like
>>  mount -o remount,ro /dev/whatever
>> before your test.  Assuming it's not a system drive.  And assuming
>> you think you might be about to make a mistake, but if you knew
>> -that- in advance...
> Yeah, I wasn't testing. I had already copied all the recordings over
> to the new drive. I was just running rsync one last time to catch the
> most recent recordings if there were any. I felt safe since all my
> data was on teh new drive already. I added the -delete option to clear
> out the space on the old drive. At the time it seemed safer. I always
> feel a little nervous about issuing a 'rm' command. Typos can be a
> beast.

Yes the rsync mistake is a one-time only mistake. We've all been there.

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