I've build a short Automator workflow.
It does a "Get Specified Finder Items" from directory "sourcesfiles".
Then does a "Copy Finder Items" to directory "targetdir". The "Replace Existing Files" is unchecked.
I have a cron job set up to run it every 2 minutes. It runs and works. It copies the "sourcefiles" directory to the "targetdir/sourcefiles".
However, when the files are deleted from the "sourcefiles" directory, it copies an empty directory to "targetdir" ... that is, the backed up files in "targetdir" get deleted.
I tried checking the "Copy Finder Items > Replace Existing Files" checkbox. But then it created a new copy every time. I end up with this ...
targetdir/sourcefiles copy 2
targetdir/sourcefiles copy 3
targetdir/sourcefiles copy 4
... and so on.
QUESTION: How can I make automator make one copy of the newest file, but not delete the backup when the original file gets deleted?