drc...@yahoo.com wrote:
> I am using rsync and crontab to perform scheduled backups on FreeBSD AMD64 
> Rel. 7.0
> I am following process described here for rsync :
> http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/examples.html
> 
> I have a backup script's created for daily, weekly, monthly.
> This is one example  -  the daily  (/backup is a seperate physical drive) :
> 
> #daily backup script
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/data/Access/ /backup/daily/Access
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/data/Templates/ /backup/daily/Templates
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/QBdata/ /backup/daily/QBdata
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/reception1/ /backup/daily/reception1
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/reception2/ /backup/daily/reception2
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/reception3/ /backup/daily/reception3
> rsync -a --delete /usr/home/data/Files/ /backup/daily/Files
> 
> All files created where chmod'd with +x, then I test the scripts by running 
> them manually and all three, daily, weekly & monthly work fine.
> 
> FInal step, I add to root crontab, by using :
> 
> crontab -e 
> 
> I added following lines :
> 
> 1       23       30      *       *       /usr/local/sbin/backup/monthly
> 1       21       *       *       0       /usr/local/sbin/backup/weekly
> 1       23       *       *       1-5     /usr/local/sbin/backup/daily
> 
> crontab -l shows all is OK as well.
> 
> But the scheduled backups never happen. I must be doing something wrong, but 
> can't figure out what.
> 

rsync isn't in the path of cron. You should either provide the complete
path in the script, of add /usr/local/bin to your crontab.

Peter

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