Pat, how about backup to a non removable drive? or do you need to keep the
even (especailly?) if you are using a "slow" link, rsync is your friend.
here is what i do for backup.
># this script written by keith
># to mount the device ( /dev/hdb2/ )
># and rsync the shared writable files to it, deleting those that dont exist
># mount the drive
>mount /dev/hdb2 /root/temp
># do the inernet share
>rsync -arv --delete /home/e-smith/files/ibays/internet /root/temp/
># do the games share
>rsync -arv --delete /home/e-smith/files/ibays/e /root/temp/
># do the file store
>rsync -arv --delete /home/e-smith/files/ibays/f /root/temp/
># do the utils place
>rsync -arv --delete /home/e-smith/files/ibays/utils /root/temp/
># done the files, lets unmount the drive
and as it runs as a cron job, it emails root with what its done.
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