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Old 18th August 2019
stanl stanl is offline
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Default Cron and email

I have the following line in root's crontab:
00 06 * * *  /root.backup.sh -m
which runs this very basic script:
mount /dev/sd1a /mnt/
/usr/local/bin/rsync -avh --exclude-from=/home/stan/rsync.exclude /home/stan /mnt/
/usr/local/bin/rsync -avh /etc /mnt/
/usr/local/bin/rsync -avh /var //mnt/
cd /home/stan/
umount /mnt/
sleep 5
shutdown -p now
If I run the script as is, the backup occurs but i get no email confirmation.
If I remove the last 2 lines, the backup occurs and I get email confirmation.

What I'd like to know is why this occurs and how can I run the script as is and receive confirmation?

Any help would be appreciated.
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