Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Dec 2010 17:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes First of all: the entire OSNews team would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. Even if you're not religious, there's always porn on the internet, right? Anywho, these wishes are a bit tardy, but that's because I've been fighting a battle with my computer the past few days trying to find a way to record Minecraft footage so I could make a Christmas wish from inside my creations - a losing battle, so it would seem. So, for Christmas, I have two OSNews Asks items for you to ponder. First, help me record Minecraft footage. Second, and this is of more practical use to myself and probably others as well, help me to set up an automatic backup solution that backs up the contents of one folder on an external hard drive to another external drive.
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RE[3]: Backup
by djaddison on Sun 26th Dec 2010 21:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Backup"
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Duplicates are something that I rarely have to deal with.

You could always test your script by replacing the file operation with a print statement. Dump the output of the script into a text file and visually check. That way you can make sure you're getting what you want before the actual changes are made. I've saved myself a few times with doing this.

But you'd obviously be doing that to a copy of the data... right ;)

I tend to avoid linking files that I want to be portable across file systems / os.

Best of luck / Merry Christmas

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