I found a problem with my backups. This is what i have the rysnc command doing for my backups
rsync -r --delete --ignore-existing --exclude-from=/root/exlcudes-v -v --progress --compress /mnt/* /backup1/web1/
I run my backups every wednesday. They have been running fine so i thought. The problem that i saw is that i was no backup up current modifications to my documents.
Example: /home/jason.txt was created 4/15/2003 and was 1MB. Backups ran lets say 4/22/2003 I modified /home/jason.txt 4/20/2003 and was now 3mb. It didn't copy or overwrite the current backup i had in my /backup1/web1 directory. It was as if it just looked to see if there was a jason.txt file and then proceed to look for the next file, not looking at teh size or anything to that nautre. I was looking at the rsync man pages. Maybe i should put this line in my coding also i just wanted ot get your thoghts.
--size-only only use file size when determining if a file should be transferred
-u, --update update only (don't overwrite newer files)
i tired the -u and it didn't update the files.
any help or suggestions would be greatful on this.