I've now automated my backups with the following line in my users crontab -
00 */3 * * *
/home/boztu/cron/backup.sh - which is calling the file
backup.sh which consists of -
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#!/bin/bash -x #shell script for use with rsync in user crontab /usr/bin/rsync -av /home/boztu/ /media/disk/`/bin/date +%Y%m%d`/ >> /home/boztu/cron/backup.txt.
This automates the file creation so that I don’t have to create it and change the date, it does it all for me! And it works flawlessly and does incremental backups every three hours.