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External /Remote Container Data Backups

Question asked by Tim_Ballering on Aug 18, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2012 by KeithProctor

So I was excited about the new External Container Data as I thought this would allow us to backup only the files added since the last back up. I am guesing this is possible, but fear I have my set up incorrect.


Here is what we are doing:


We are making a separate backup once per day. The problem is the image files within the FMS created back up have the creation and modification date of the time of the backup rather than the time of the original file creation. Therefore our incremental backup is backing up every image file rather just those that were created after last night's back up.


The actual process I fell upon is using Applescript to parse out the path to the RC_Data_FMS folder of the daily backup and then rsync via a do shell script to our backup volume.


The only other thing that comes to mind is to rsync the actual RC_Data_FMS in the live database folder. But that scares me as I do not like to allow anyone or anything to touch the database folder.



Please show me the errors of my ways.




Tim Ballering