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Old 07-28-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Automatic backup of specified directories?

How can I automatically backup certain directories within my www folder? And also automatically backup a mysql database? Also, would it be possible to have the backup sent to another computer?

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i'd suggest you'd want to look at using webmin to configure this all for you. ultimately it'd be a simple cron job to use tar to compress a directory to a tar.gz (for example) and then use scp to move it. alternatively you could use rsync to make a remote directory look the same as a local one... but for you i'd recommend getting webmin to write these jobs for you, and then go back and see what it did if you want to.
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rsync is your friend!
Old 07-29-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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Ok, thanks, where in webmin would I find this though? I looked through all the webmin configuration, and through teh things in servers, but I can't find the tar thing there. Also in mySQL in the server category, theres a button to back up databases, and it says "Click this button to setup the backup of all MySQL databases, either immediately or on a configured schedule." but when I click it there are no options to tell it when to backup, only a nother backup now button, and then I can chose the folder to back up to.

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