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Automatic Archiving or Zip

Postby sonn33 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:15 pm

Hi Guys,

I would like to know if possible that I can schedule automatic archiving or automatic zip on my specific folder. I am using Centos OS.

Thanks in advance.

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Postby lambda » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:52 pm

write a script to do the zip/tar/whatever, run it through cron.
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Postby x2oxen » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:25 am

Yup make a bash script to do so and then add its cron job as per your requirement.
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Postby sonn33 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:58 am

Hi.

I am sorry but I know its insane =) can you please tell me a a little bit of a script or a site I am really not familiar writing script.

Thank you,
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Postby x2oxen » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:03 pm

Code: Select all

#!/bin/sh

DIR=/root/usman
TAR=/usr/bin/tar
PATH=/root/backup/usman.tgz

$TAR -cvzf $PATH $DIR


Above script is a little sample which will take the backup of directory /root/usman in the folder /root/backup with the filename usman.tgz. This will compress the files as well with Gunzip and Tar
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