keep the catcam up to date

Written by  on July 10, 2018

Logging in to the raspberry(ies) to update them on a regular basis takes time and effort. Both are currently dear.
Also: while the catcam is taking pictures, you can’t update the rpi-binaries.

So I made this nice script, which first suspends the catcam-operation while renaming the script from the cronjob, then does all updates, reverts the renaming and then reboots the MCU.

Make it executeable via ‘sudo chmod +X’ and also add it as cronjob (once a day).

rsync: get all files from the camera’s sd-card .. without interruption

Written by  on July 6, 2018

Of course, you need the same source- and target-directory 😉
Using this, because Nautilus (or how that horrible explorer is called) is prone to auto-unmounting the card while transfer due to heavy load ..