Good afternoon! I currently use rclone to backup many different file sources to different cloud providers. I'm looking at ways to automate this. What is the simplest way, I have a good many I would like to automate?
Thanks in advance for the assistance.
Have you considered using Crontab + Rsync?
For example, running something like:
rsync -aP /path/to/source/ /path/to/destination
running this command again would mean that only the changed files are synced - nothing else!
Just a thought, I am no expert
I use rync now. I was looking for an easy way to automate the process. Crontab was def on the table. That is actually what I ended up doing. Thanks!
I use it from cron on a nightly basis to send my backups offsite. I just run this script
if [ -t 1 ]
cd /$1 || exit
echo $(date) Starting $3
/home/sweh/bin/rclone -v --stats=$stats --config /home/sweh/.config/rclone/rclone.conf $2 . $3 $4 2>&1 | grep --line-buffered -v symlink
echo $(date) Ended $3
rc /BACKUP sync OneDriveBackups: '--exclude /old_stuff/**' | grep --line-buffered -v 'INFO.* Copied .new' | grep --line-buffered -v 'INFO.* Deleted$'
rc /Media/mp3 sync OneDriveMusic:mp3
rc /Media/audio sync OneDriveMusic:flac
I don't need to be told about add/deletes to the /BACKUP directory 'cos I expect that to change every night, but if the mp3 or flac area changes I want to know.
@sweh while I write scripts to automate some things, I'm a little lost at the script -- even walking through it slowly.
You have some parameters, got it.
When you are changing directories "cd /$1" what does the $1 represent? I basically am not following the code from that point. I understand the obvious things like config file locations, just a lot more complicated than how I run it.
If you could explain the steps, I would appreciate it.
rc() is a function. It takes various parameters. These parameters are called positional parameters. The first parameter passed is stored in
$1, the second in
$2 and so on.
So when I make a call such as
rc /BACKUP sync OneDriveBackups: '--exclude /old_stuff/**'
then I'm calling the function
$2 etc get populated with the parameters.
In this case
$1 == /BACKUP
$2 == sync
$3 == OneDriveBackups:
$4 == '--exclude /old_stuff/**'
cd $1 becomes the same as
cd /BACKUP. The same applies to the
rsync does not copy to cloud storage.
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