how to configure automatic copy of apache logs to html folder

We have I do have Virtual Lynix server with an ISP provider using CentOS6.0-64 Minimal for VSI.and running Apache 7. I am looking for the way to copy apache log files from

/usr/local/apache/logs to a another folder above public_html for admin to review on  hourly basic without ssh to the box.
I don’t have much experience with Linux so I am looking for detailed instructions. Something like a cron job.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
rsync -rtv /usr/local/apache/logs/ /home/yourusername/public_html/logs/

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Replace "/home/yourusername/public_html/logs/" with the path to the folder where you want the logs to be copied (it must exist).

Test the command on console first, then, when you're satisfied that it does what you want, add it to the root or apache cron and you're set.


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leop1212Author Commented:
i've tested rsync and it works.
could you provide me with crontab -e syntax if i want to copy it say every 3 hours
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
5 */3 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -rtv /usr/local/apache/logs/ /home/yourusername/public_html/logs/ >/dev/null 2>&1

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This will run the rsync at 5 minutes past every 3rd hour.

Note that you might want to log the output of rsync, for debugging purposes:
5 */3 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -rtv /usr/local/apache/logs/ /home/yourusername/public_html/logs/ >>/path/to/log.file

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