[CentOS] backup script

Fri Jan 28 09:20:00 UTC 2011
madunix at gmail.com <madunix at gmail.com>

Should I add to my tar the following option
 -p, --preserve-permissions
              extract all protection information
tar -cvzfp ......


On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: "madunix at gmail.com" <madunix at gmail.com>
>> I want to create bash script to have a zip copy from a website running
>> on  linux /var/www/htdocs/* local on the same box on different
>> directory
>> I am  thinking to do a local backup using crontab (snapshot my web)
>> tar -cvzf  /tmp/website-$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M).tgz /var/www/htdocs/*
>> This command will  create a file /tmp/website-20110101-1459.tgz
>> I want it run on daily basis and  to keep the last 5days backup on the
>> box and remove older version than  5days.
> A quick way to do it is to use the day of the week:
>  website-$(date +%u).tgz
> It will automaticaly keep the last 7 days...
> Otherwise, you will have to use date calculations...
> JD
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