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Old 02-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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How to back up with cron

How to create a cron file that will regularly perform the following backups:
a. Performs a level 0 backup once per month
b.Performs a level 2 dump one day per week
c.Performs a level 5 dump every day that neither a level 0 nor a level 2 dump is performed. Inthe worst case, how many restores would you have to perform to recover a file that was dumped using this schedule.
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That sounds like a homework question - which you shouldn't be asking us to do for you. Can you tell us what you've done so far and what results you got?
Old 02-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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It is homework but I just isn't in the book

Please help
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Maybe try the man-pages?

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Or have a look at some tutorials.


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