[CentOS] Bash script for backup

Christoph Maser cmr at financial.com
Mon Jan 25 21:06:10 UTC 2010


Am Montag, den 25.01.2010, 19:48 +0100 schrieb Alan Hoffmeister:
> Hello guyz!
>
> I'm new here, and this is my very first truble...
>
> I need a script that will backup & compress the folder /media/system in
> the folder /media/backups
>
> But that's not the problem, I need that only the last 7 backups (last 7
> days, yeah I know, cronjob...) will stay in that folder...
>
> The script need:
> 1 - Compress folder /media/system
> 2 - Store in /media/backups
> 3 - Name the compressed backup like day_month_year.tar.gzip
> 4 - Check the other backups and delete backups older than 7 days..
>
> Can some one help me?
>
> Tanks!

Since it is 7 days you want putting `date +%A` in the output filename
would be an easy solution. Another really simple thing is to use the
--backup switch of mv.

Chris


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