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Old 02-17-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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help me on rsync logging


I have a problem on logging my rsync activities. I want that the log output filename includes the date and time of the rsync activity. Every time the rsync backup, the logfilename must have date and time.

My problem is, I dont know how to do it.

Can somebody please help me on this, I am using SUSE linux as my OS


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The log file already contains date information on the files, but if you want the date/time as part of the filename, you can do something like:
rsync -a src dst --log-file="rsync.log.$(date +%Y%m%d%H%m%S)"
The $() expression will run the date command (with format YYYYYYMMDDhhmmss) to include as part of the filename.


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