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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Cron and Rdiff-backup

From: Robert Nichols
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Cron and Rdiff-backup
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 11:34:28 -0500
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On 05/25/2011 06:32 PM, Dan Nugent wrote:
I am trying to use rdiff-backup from cron on an Ubuntu 10.04 server.  I have
a script with this

rdiff-backup /home/dan/data /media/sdb1/data
rdiff-backup /home/dan/data2 /media/sda1/data

crontab looks like this:

* 21 * * * sh /home/dan/backupscript.sh

Here is the error I get from cron

Fatal Error:  It appears that a previous rdiff-backup session with process
id 10778 is still running....

That crontab entry means "Run this command _every_minute_ during hour 21".
If you want the backup to run at the start of that hour, you want

    0 21 * * * sh /home/dan/backupscript.sh

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