Is there anything like Karen's Replicator for Linux? I am told that most of Linux backup software puts everything into a blob ;-) I want a copy of my data onto to my second drive (which is mounted and waiting) copied over daily. No compression needed, both 1Tb, as I often need to get to the previous version quickly.
Also should I be thinking about saving any of the system directories/folders to make it easier to recover if first disk fails?
From what I have read here Cron jobs are the way to go... not got much of a clue what they are yet... step at a time.
Since my first disk failure in the 1980s every PC I owned has had 2 drives with a rigorous daily back-up using xcopy in dos days and similar in cp/m. Not lost any data since... until I got a NAS with raid 5. The controller had a problem and data was not recoverable. Next time I can afford it I will get two NAS with mirroring.