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Old 01-12-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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RedHat Ver. ? Backup Help


OK, to make a long story short, I inherited a RedHat system here at work, and it just so happens that I am not much of a Linux administrator. I know a few commands, and I can navigate the system, but that is about it.

The previous admin. had set the system up to backup to a Windows server. I am going to be moving my backups to a new server, and I am trying to figure out how he is currently backing everything up and how to change the backup to the new server.

I am not even sure exactly what version of RedHat is on the server.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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If the backup is performed regularly (e.g. daily) maybe there is an entry in the crontab. As root you can type 'crontab -l' to retrieve the crontab entries.

To check the RedHat version look for a file called redhat-release (or similar) in the /etc directory.

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Old 01-12-2007, 12:10 PM   #3
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So, I found out that the machine is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4. When I look at crontab I find something scheduled that looks like this:

30 1 * * * /backup/gobackup.sh > /dev/null

I am assuming that this is probably the scheduled backup. When I go into the backup directory I find the following three files:

backup.log backup.php gobackup.sh

Again, I am not very experienced with Linux. Some guidance would be much appreciated.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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30 1 * * * /backup/gobackup.sh > /dev/null
Yes. This tells that the backup is performed every night at 1:30 AM.

You should edit the gobackup.sh and redirect the backup to the new server. You can post the content of gobackup.sh, if you want, but mask/hide every public IP address (if any)!
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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extensions really do not mean anything in linux but used for connivance. .sh is typically a shell(most likely bash) script. php is hypertext preprocessor typically used for dynamic webpages but does have a command line interpreter. I assume the backup.log file is created from either of the scripts.

Go view the gobackup.sh and backup.php files. These are the programs that create the actual backups.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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There's a certain command that I can run to figure out which redhat version im running but I cant remember which one. Anyone know?
 
  


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