Simple Bash Backup Script

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A simple BASH script to do nightly backups to tarballs to a seperate hard drive (not to tape). Supports full and incremental backups. Ideal for linux home users to easily backup all or parts of their system, provided they have an extra hard drive.

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  • wjlanders
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    Nice, easy to make some personal mods I chose. There is one problem I found. The tail continues to run after program end and you will end up with multi tail executions running in Linux. This modification seems to stop this. Change: "then tail -f $LOGFILE >&3 & # run tail in bg" To: "then tail --pid=$(pgrep -x simplebashbu) -f $LOGFILE >&3 & # run tail in bg"

    Posted 01/26/2015
  • tfileme
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    Very good Software.

    Posted 05/19/2013
  • jonahbailey
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    Reliable and runs smoothly

    Posted 02/16/2013
  • joehamilton
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    Works and fast.

    Posted 09/19/2012
  • visumancer1
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    I've used this script many times on many machines over the last 10 years. It's still a great tool. On my qmail servers, I make one adjustment to the email notification section. Original: then cat $LOGFILE | mail -s "$EMAILSUBJECT" $EMAILADDRESS Change to: then echo -e "Subject: <your server> Backup Completed Successfully\n" | cat - $LOGFILE | /var/qmail/bin/qmail-inject $EMAILADDRESS Maybe folks will find that useful. --Jeff

    Posted 06/22/2012
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Languages

English

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop, System Administrators

Programming Language

Unix Shell

Registered

2001-08-10
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