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Old 4th February, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Almost positive you could script it easily and run it as a cron job. It'd just be something like

dirtime=`date +"%m-%d-%y-%H"` #makes a variable with the date and hour. If you change some of the hyphens to slashes then it will create a directory tree for each date, if that's desirable.
rsync -r /source/dir /dest/dir_$dirtime #copies the desired folder recursively and names it based on the time

Note I don't have a linux machine running at this time (damn you ECS!) so I can't test this, but that should work. I don't think having open files will distress it.

Here's a good guide to setting up cron
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