[mythtv-users] Want to automatically backup my music directory

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 18:33:13 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I have all of my music on my windows box which I mount on my mythbox
>> using samba.  I have decided that I want to shut down the windows box
>> when it is not in use.  I have plenty of space on my mythbox, so I
>> figure I can just backup all my music to the mythbox in its own
>> directory so that myth can play the music when the windows box is not
>> on (also allowing me to have a backup in case anything goes wrong).
>> I am guessing I want use rsync, but I am not too familiar with how to
>> do it.  Can anyone give me guidance on how to write a script that I
>> can call from a cron job that will first check to see if the windows
>> share is actually accessible (i am thinking the script would do an ls
>> of the mounted directory and return a false if the directory is empty
>> and a true if the directory contains files) and if the script returns
>> a true, then use rsync or some other tool to backup the mounted
>> directory (/win/music) to a specified directory (/music)?
> Do you ever delete music on the windows side?
> if not
> rsync -ax --progress sourcefolder/ destfolder/
> would be enough and you would not need to check if the windows box was up.
> John

I don't delete music, just add it.  However, if the windows share is
not mounted, would there be any issue with doing this (i.e., would it
delete everything in the destination folder because it thinks I am
trying to backup an empty folder)?

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