[CentOS] Cronjob script with date stamp?
scott at MIT.EDU
Thu Oct 25 15:25:37 UTC 2007
I have a cron job that calls a shell script - the script invokes dump.
I'd like to do two things:
- Have the script dump the results of the job to a text file. I tried
this with /path/to/dump my switches -v >> /home/me/dump.log
But that just produced an empty file.
- Have the dump file be date-stamped with the date it was executed. Right
now, I manually edit the script to change the filename to the date the
dump will be taken.
To get a differential dump, would I have dump produce its output to the
same file each time? I would not want to overwright the existing
contents. I'm currently dumping to a file on an external hard drive, but
will eventually go to tape.
Thanks for feedback.
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