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Old 10-04-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
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Question Automatic backup to email

Hey there,

I'm trying to write some sort of script which will backup my database and webpage files, compress them into a bz2 file, then email them to me.

I know how to backup the database and I know how to add the files to a tar archive and compress them.

What I can't figure out is how to email this as an attachment to myself using bash scripting..

Here are the commands I'm using so far...

mysqldump -opt -h localhost --username=blah --password=blah --all-databases > backup.sql

tar -rvf backup.tar backup.sql

tar -rvf backup.tar /var/www

bzip2 -z backup.tar
Okay so now I'm left with a backup.tar.bz2 file.. and I'm trying to work out how to mail it to my gmail account through a bash script?..

Any pointers?

Old 10-04-2006, 06:47 AM   #2
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You can try something like this:

mail -s "Backup Files" -a /path/to/file


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