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bharatlalgupta 04-06-2011 04:36 AM

native backup utility
 
I'm newer with linux and using RHEL-5.0
i have 2 production server and i need to take incremental backup in weekday and full backup at every Saturday on LTO tape drives so i used tar command to take a full backup but now i need to take incremental backup daily basis so it is possible through tar if not so please suggest me another tool.

sorry for bad english

corp769 04-06-2011 04:42 AM

You can always submit a cron entry to do the backup at a specified time every day. See here:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-do-...-or-unix-oses/
http://linux.die.net/man/5/crontab

Hope that helps, and what is that you are looking for.

Cheers,

Josh

repo 04-06-2011 04:45 AM

Quote:

now i need to take incremental backup daily basis so it is possible through tar if not so please suggest me another tool.
Yes you can use tar to do a incremental backup on daily basis.
Take a look at
http://www.faqs.org/docs/securing/chap29sec306.html

Kind regards

TB0ne 04-06-2011 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bharatlalgupta (Post 4315535)
I'm newer with linux and using RHEL-5.0
i have 2 production server and i need to take incremental backup in weekday and full backup at every Saturday on LTO tape drives so i used tar command to take a full backup but now i need to take incremental backup daily basis so it is possible through tar if not so please suggest me another tool.

sorry for bad english

You're "newer with linux"? You've been posting questions for TWO YEARS...hardly 'new'.

Have you checked out a purpose-built backup tool, like Bacula or Amanda? If you've got production servers, and you're paying for LTO drives/tapes, and RHEL, consider spending the money needed to make it a very robust solution. Tar is fine for some things, but for rotating backups/tapes, keeping track of file versioning etc., it's not designed for it.


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