[mythtv-users] Using the mythconverg_backup.pl script (slightly OT)
lifter89 at comcast.net
Sat Dec 5 20:21:36 UTC 2009
Nick Rout wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 7:00 AM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Nick Rout wrote:
>> I now have my myth box running the cron job successfully, but the rsync
>> doesn't seem to be working right. Its copying the new files to my other
>> machine, but its not deleting the old ones. So, on my myth box, I have the
>> last 7 days, but my other machine currently has the last 11. Here's what my
>> backup script in /etc/cron.daily looks like:
>> su - hdevine -c "/usr/bin/mythconverg_backup.pl --rotate 7"
>> su - hdevine -c "rsync --delete -az /home/hdevine/db_backups/*
>> Does anyone have any idea why the rsync wouldn't delete the old files? What
>> I'd like to have is the same 7 files that are backed up on my Myth box exist
>> on my desktop.
> not sure. try rsync with -v (verbose) fromcommand line and see what it says
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OK, I think I figured it out. I had a * in the file list (rsync
--delete -az /home/hdevine/db_backups/* ......) so that was copying all
of the files and not deleting them. When I take that out, it properly
determines what files need to be removed.
Thanks for the help.
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