I should ask this over at Mincraft forums, but notice a lot of server questions either roll off quickly or don't actually get good technical answers.
I'd like to automate a nightly backup of the server at, say, 3am every morning. I have a WHS2 box that will back any PC here up, but my current server won't grab all the files if they're in use (It's a running app as the server is designed to be always on, and someone is usually connected) and get an error that some file can't be backed up. It should be grabbing the right files, but I don't want to restore the entire computer if something goes wacky with just the minecraft folder itself (odd blocks or a griefer).
I've seen mention that dropbox should be used, but I don't see how this automates anything. I have a drop box and can drop the world folder in there, but can you make drop box do this task automatically or was this more weak advice and is still manually just dragging the world folder over like I do already?
Just looking for a simple method to grab the "world" folder and copy it automatically; not the entire drive. If something ever happens I'd like to just restore one folder. My end goal would be to do this twice a day since the players are all in different time zones and odd playing times...minimal loss if I ever had to restore the world. At 3am and 5pm, back up this single folder...is it possible?