[CentOS] Cronjob script with date stamp?
aspineux at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 15:41:11 UTC 2007
On 10/25/07, Scott Ehrlich <scott at mit.edu> wrote:
> 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.
And if you try to include error too using 2>&1 :
/path/to/dump my switches -v >> /home/me/dump.log 2>&1
> - 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.
something like :
echo `date +%F` > /tmp/dump-`date +%F`
> 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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