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Old 05-13-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
glenn69
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How to backup /home except hidden/system files


I would like to run an automatic backup via cron for my data files in /home/~

I do not wish to copy everything in my /home/~ as there are hundreds of hidden files that I am not too concerned about. I simply want to backup my data files.

How do I limit the backup to data only files without having to list each directory separately?

Thanks
 
Old 05-13-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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I use rsync to backup my files in a script that gets run by cron every night. Use the --exclude ".*" option.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #3
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That sounds like what i am looking for, would you be willing to share that script so that I could have a starting place.
 
Old 05-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #4
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Sorry for the late response. But here is the script I created.

Code:
#!/bin/bash

LOG=/path/to/log/file
BACK_FOLD=/path/to/backup/folder

echo "** Start Backup: $(date +'%m.%d.%Y %H:%M:%S') **" >> $LOG

# <--------------- Backup Start -------------->

##############  Pictures Backup ##################

ORIG_PICS="/path/to/Pictures"

echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo "Pictures Backup Start: $(date +'%H:%M:%S')" >> $LOG 
rsync -ruvt $ORIG_PICS $BACK_FOLD >> $LOG 2>&1


##############  MUSIC Backup ##################

ORIG_MUSIC="/path/to/music"

echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo "Music Backup Start: $(date +'%H:%M:%S')" >> $LOG 
rsync -ruvt $ORIG_MUSIC $BACK_FOLD >> $LOG 2>&1


##############  Drivers Backup ##################

ORIG_DRIVERS="/mnt/public/Drivers"

echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo "Drivers Backup Start: $(date +'%H:%M:%S')" >> $LOG 
rsync -ruvt $ORIG_DRIVERS $BACK_FOLD >> $LOG 2>&1


##############  Home Backup ##################

ORIG_HOME="/home/username"

echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo "Username Backup Start: $(date +'%H:%M:%S')" >> $LOG 
rsync -ruvt $ORIG_JOHN $BACK_FOLD >> $LOG 2>&1

# <--------------- Backup End -------------->

# <---------------Start Permissions ------------>
echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo 'Changing Owner' >> $LOG
chown root:root -Rv $BACK_FOLD >> $LOG 2>&1
echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo 'Changing Permissions' >> $LOG
chmod 700 -Rv $BACK_FOLD >> $LOG 2>&1

echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo "** Backup Stopped: $(date +'%H:%M:%S') **" >> $LOG
echo ' ' >> $LOG
echo ' ' >> $LOG
 
  


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