I’ve been playing with the command line and cron jobs to produce another backup strategy for my websites and I thought I’d blog the result. I was going to because I could not find what I wanted which is why I scraped together what I read in various places and tested daily to be sure of what I was going to write. It’s just about ready for me to click Publish and I went to check one last thing – and realised that Automator could do every step of the whole thing perfectly. Damn. It was written many times that Automator could do lots but not the ‘how’ and a ‘how’ is nice before you get your feet wet. So on the bad side I don’t need to produce the huge post, on the good side I have learned many commands I’ll not use again. Still, I do get to write ‘crontab -e’ when I do publish it.