View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Backup Files - No tar, monitor folder?

September 14th, 2008, 03:27 PM
I am looking for an application or script to easily back up my music to a portable hard drive.

I would like something that I could run when I connected my hard drive, that would check if new files have been added to my Music folder, and copy them to /media/externalharddrive/Music/ or whatever. Also I need something that will just copy the files without compressing/archiving them. Any suggestions?


September 14th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Unison - it's in the repos. It will synchronise just nicely an mp3 player and an external drive

Only thing you may have to do is to tell it to ignore the permissions by adding the line


to the profile file (hidden folder in home)

September 14th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for. Trying it out now, seems perfect.

September 14th, 2008, 05:19 PM
My pleasure, good luck with it