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    Backup script question

    (This is going to sound like passive aggression, but this is genuinely not) I appreciate the silence for my previous questions! I feel a bit like you've all been here before and knew not to answer, as I found it all out for myself and have learnt a sh*t load in the process! Although I am still a...
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    Cheers, Wizard! Pom indeed :D
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    I'm back! I've spent the last few days wrestling with postfix in order to have the progress of the rsync emailed to me (I've set it to copy over at 1am each morning). Which now works, surprisingly. However I've just run a test copy of the script and it seems to have stopped at ~1.3GBs of a...
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    Success! I scheduled the backup script for 01:00 and woke up this morning to an eye-wateringly beautiful directory backup on the destination drive At the end of the terminal readout I have a 'rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be transferred (code 24) at main.c(1207)...
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    Ah ok, just to clarify i'm not looking to zip anything, just creating a copy of folders & files within on a separate hard drive. Currently looking into rsync, user jglen490 shared that rsync script and i've just realised he has -auv all together, yet they are different commands for the rsync...
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    This post alone must have taken a while to write, so I'm very thankful. Seems like a great community willing to help someone with what feels like a simple problem! Would a symbolic link be (e.g) a 'shortcut file' in Windows? Say I had a shortcut to a folder on C, then cp wouldn't go down that...
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    just googled cp man page, and now my ability to learn this foreign language has grown! Definitely seems like rsync is a better option, thank you for taking the time to answer. Cheers!
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    Thank you for your time on this! Does the term 'archive' refer to zipping up a directory? i.e would the rsync command copy everything over, but the files in the target would be zipped files (excuse the total layman's terms here, hope my question is clear)
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    Backup script question

    Hello! Thanks for replying. Regarding the not working comment, I had no idea what the issues were as the files in the 'from' folder just weren't copying over. (I've realised from some tutorials that you can see a list of errors if you perform the command in terminal, I was using crontab and...
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    Ah! Thank you, I wondered what had happened to this. Appreciate the help
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    Hello, I have very limited Linux experience but I have recently turned a raspberry pi into a home & office server (as i'm now working from home for the foreseeable). I feel a bit like the setup I have created is akin to Frankenstein's monster, but it seems to work. I have a series of USB3...
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