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Old 08-31-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
Registered: May 2004
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Backup Data

Hello there .
I want to backup some data to aip disk. Is tehre a way to tell linux to do this automated in a specific hour?
something like copy /home/db/data.mdb to /mnt/zip
at midnight

Old 08-31-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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Yes there is a way its called Cron

You can tell cron to run a script to do anything anytime.

Do you use a GUI or command line? Kcron is a GUI based kinda like the taskmanager for Windows.

You need some one to drop by here that has some scripting knowledge.

Personally I use Rsync to mirro data to an off site server.
See man rsync or

I use this script

#! /bin/sh
#This script is to sync /home/midgett/ with outside backup machine
echo "Syncing drive personal directory"
rsync -e ssh -avz --delete --progress /home/mmidgett/ root@midgettsvr:/home/midgett/mmidgett/

See man rsync
Just modify or I can help you out.

This copys from the server that you are on to off site server, to do this to the same computer do it like this

rsync -avz --delete --progress /home/mmidgett/ /mnt/backup

Then have a job tar the files. You could tar the files before and just transfer one tarball.

Last edited by phatboyz; 08-31-2004 at 01:36 PM.


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