I use this script to make my weekly offsite backup to my external drive which I then bring back to my parents. Maybe someone looks for something similar so have fun with it.
Download the script and run the following command
chmod +x offsite-backup.sh
Note: this is just so the colored output works.
Change the following settings for your needs
DVC='sde1' # external drive device, eg. /dev/sde1 MNTPNT='/mnt/off-site' # mount point for external drive BCKPLCTN='/srv/DATA' # location which should be synced with external drive WTTM='10' # wait time for devices, use higher value on older drives
EXCLDLST='--exclude-from=/root/exclude.txt' # patch to the exclude list file for rsync, comment it out if not needed
If you don't need this option comment it out like:
Run the script
Simply run the script via
and get a cup of coffee.
I tested the script ob Debian and Ubuntu, but It should work with other systems aswell