I have a folder on my powerbook that must be backed up all the time. I can probably figure out how to write a shell script that uses rsync (launched from cron) to sync the folder with another mac I have in my subnet. I worry about a couple of things...
What happens if the computer is sleeping when the scheduled task is set to happen?
What happens if a file is open as its trying to be rsynced?
How can I check to see if a certain application is open before running the task (I work with Digidesign Pro Tools often and many of the files I need protected are wave files that protools uses... I dont want this thing to run if Pro Tools is open!)
If anyone has any good ideas on ways to backup files to machines on the subnet... send them through! Thanks experts:)