I gotta say TnT that this thread helped me quite a bit getting a Minecraft server going on an Amazon EC2 instance. I'm even using your rsync script to back up to a remote machine. I guess I'm average in linux, so this really helped me out along the way. Would you be able to point me in the right direction for enhancing the rsync script to perhaps auto-number the minecraft backups and then delete the oldest ones automatically? It would be cool to have a rolling group of backups rather than a single entity. Cheers!