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rsync --backup-dir not getting changed data - instead it is going to the original backup location

I'm not sure why this is not working as expected. I have a full rsync backup of /scripts/source in /scripts/full and want to put differential backup into /scripts/diff However, when a file is added ...
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Delete all files older than a specific file name?

I want to be able to look for the most recent file ending in .backup, and delete ALL files that are older than that file (but of course keep newer files). Here is an example of a directory listing ...
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Robocopy “modified”

Using robocopy on Windows 8 to automate backing up several different groups of files. It labels all of them as "MODIFIED" all the time though even if I just ran it and haven't touched the files. How ...
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How to backup incremental with rsync with diffrent location for incremental changes?

I want to do incremental backup with rsync in centos. but I want to have a full backup in a specific folder and for incremental changes I use to another folder with time stamp. Is it possible and how? ...
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rsync --exclude not excluding

I'm using rsync on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the following script to back up all of /, however, whenever I run the script (as root), the directory /backup is included, when it should be excluded: ...
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How would one pause a copy action when the internet or location disconnects. Shell

Okay. So I have a few executable .sh files that backup a directory. In this case, the Development directory. I have two computers. A Mac (Which is the main computer, and a Windows 7 desktop.) Since my ...
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Run script when shutting down Ubuntu before the logged in user is logged out

I'm writing a script to backup some local directories on a Unix machine (Ubuntu) to a Samba drive. The script works fine and I've got it running at shutdown and restart using the method described at ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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Automated/scripted incremental backups on Windows

Is there any way to do an automated or scripted incremental backup? This is for an older person who works on very important documents. I am currently repairing and re-vamping his computers, so I ...
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687 views

Make backups of Dropbox folder every week

I have a Dropbox folder which is shared by couple of users. I would like to make a backup of this folder that will occur every week and store this backup on another hard drive. I can simply copy the ...
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How can i compress when I create SQL backup file in a folder?

I use SQL Server Express and I create backup files for all databases every day using Time Scheduling script. One script Like that; BACKUP DATABASE [Jira] TO DISK = N'C:\Backup\Jira.bak' WITH ...
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Windows 7 won't recognize backup set can I script extracting the files in some other way?

The Windows 7 Backup/Restore created multiple backup sets and I was able to restore the oldest version, but not the most recent, which is not seen by the application. I do see all of the zip files ...
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Seagate Freeagent Desk Problems according to Disk Utility

I've been having some problems with my Seagate FreeAgent Desk hard drive since I bought it recently, and I'm wondering if it's a hardware problem or a software problem. I'm using Mac OSX, and the ...
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Backup files real quick

I am going to re-install WinXP but I have about 4gb of EverQuest files I want to keep which would otherwise be destroyed. I don't have an external drive or an FTP server. What is the best way to ...
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758 views

backup svn script on linux does not work?

I have a script that runs on Linux Ubuntu Server every dat at 5am. This script backups all my SVN in this way: #!/bin/bash svnadmin dump /home/xxx/svn/p1 > /home/xxx/svn-backup/p1 svnadmin dump ...
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Using a script that uses Duplicity + S3 excluding large files

I'm trying to write an backup script that will exclude files over a certain size. If i run the script duplicity gives an error. However if I copy and paste the same command generated by the script ...
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ubuntu bookmarks

I want to backup my ubuntu bookmarks (not browser bookmarks, but the ones in the places pane in nautilus). However, I can't find any application that does it already or any info on where bookmarks are ...
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Help on writing Linux script to backup and ftp files to another server

I am using MySQL as the database system for my application on a Linux system. Every week I update the system and take backups (mysqldump) of the databases changed (2 databases). I then .tar.gz them ...
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How to backup/sync saved game folders between multiple computers

I'm trying to basically sync some saved game files (in this case from Red alert 3) over 2 computers. So what I would like to happen is when I start my game, a script or batch file searches a network ...
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Automatically wake up notebooks not on the ethernet

I am looking for an automated backup system and I like bacula. I have 3 Notebooks and a Desktop computer that need regular backup. Now I don't want to let them run all night just to do the backuping, ...
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How can I script making a backup of recently modified files in Bash?

I have written this backup script that looks in a file and copies recent files into a folder. #!/usr/bin/bash # the number of days to do the backup for. days=2; # the files to backup. ...