Question

Automatic backup with duplicity

Posted July 17, 2015 2.5k views
Ubuntu Backups

Hi guys!

I’m curious to know: when I do a snapshot of my droplet (I have duplicity installed on it) - does the duplicity process start automatically after restarting the system?

I put a scrip in cron.daily, and it wasn’t executed daily, but when I start it manually it executes.

I thought that maybe there’s a process that does that and it started automatically so the backup wasn’t executed.

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The best way to add a crontab is to (as the user you wish to execute the command) run crontab -e as the crontab must be reloaded when a change is made. Just editing the file may leave things looking correct but the cron process not picking up the changes.

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