I was working on something and the data was very critical and needed backup. I wrote a bash script to back up the data every 5 hours with cron and bash script. Thought I will share that with you. Here is the script.
#!/bin/bash - #=============================================================================== # # FILE: backup.sh # # USAGE: ./backup.sh # # DESCRIPTION: Backup all the current files. # # OPTIONS: --- # REQUIREMENTS: --- # BUGS: --- # NOTES: --- # AUTHOR: Amit Agarwal (aka), firstname.lastname@example.org # COMPANY: Roamware India Pvt Ltd # CREATED: 08/19/2011 02:43:32 PM IST # REVISION: --- #=============================================================================== backupf=( a b c d) #Here you need to specify the directory you need to backup. bkupdir="/tmp/backup/$(date +%Y)/$(date +%m)/$(date +%d)" #Here you can change the basedir for the backups mkdir -p $bkupdir sudo tar cvfz $bkupdir/bkup_$(date "+%Y%m%d_%H%M").tgz $backupf[*] #Remove sudo if you do not need it. echo "Backup created in dir $dir"
And then just add it to cron as “00 */5 * * * /home//bin/backup.sh”. Change the path if it does not match what is given here.
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