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Old 01-08-2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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backup script

I would like to write a perl script (or whatever you guys suggest) to backup my system for me. It will need to mount 2 smb shares, tar up some directories, copy the tar files to the smb shares, then unmount the smb shares. I also would like to write in prompts (ie, 'Do you want to unmount remote shares, now? y/n' ; or 'Please select one of the following: 1 - full backup, 2 - email backup, 3 - storage backup').

edit: sorry, hit the submit button too fast. anyway, what do you guys suggest I use, and where should I go to get information on writing something like this?

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Old 01-08-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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I would recommend you to use Bash shell .
Here are some useful links :
Introduction to Bash shell scripting
Advanced Bash-scripting guide
or you could search

Hope that helps,
Old 01-09-2003, 07:39 AM   #3
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thanks for the suggestion! Bash is alot of fun to program in. Reminds me of a long time ago programming in batch files, cept I like Bash better..


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