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Old 03-18-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
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writting a backup shell script

hi, i want to write a bash shell script to backup my cvs source code.

i have no idea to make it improving since i dunno how to write a bash script.

here is my starting of my script.

date=`date -I`
tar cvfz cvsroot-$date.tar.gz /usr/cvsroot/

can u help me to tar my cvsroot-$date.tar.gz into directory /mnt/MIS ??
and also, i wish to backup my data for a week, then, the script will delete data after a week. and start to generate the backup file for a subsequent new week.

the algorithm will be like this.

for(day=monday; day<sunday; day++){
if(day == monday){
if(no storage for last monday)
backup data for monday
delete the storage for last monday
backup data for monday
if(day == tuesday ){
if(no storage for last tuesday)
backup data for tuesday
delete the storage for last tuesday
backup data for tuesday
//.......the same thing goes for wed, thurs, fri, sat and sun..


i will later cron it for daily activity...

Old 03-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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Doubt anyone will write your script for you. So if you know the functional outline of what you want to do, read this. And might as well put #!/bin/bash even though sometimes /bin/sh -> /bin/bash
Old 03-18-2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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ok...thanks for ur guidance of /bin/sh -> /bin/bash


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