How-To: Configure and Schedule Automated Backups in Linux



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Very nice simple guide, thank you. However, instead of occasionally manually running the bash script you can just have it email you if it fails.

 rsync -a [source] [destination] || mail .....

 I can't remember the syntax for the mail command right now but the double-pipes will ensure that the second command only runs if the first one fails (the 'or' logic).

 Also, running linux on Optimus Prime? Very nice. :)



mail < file.txt This will cat the contents of the file and e-mail it to the address provided.

I think that what you would use for your statement would just be

  rsync -a [source] [destination] || mail

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