[ubuntu-uk] Simple backup script

James Tait james.tait at wyrddreams.org
Thu Jun 2 23:00:25 UTC 2011

On 02/06/11 17:28, Chris Rowson wrote:
> I've been tinkering with backups and backup rotation today and I have
> come across many wierd and wonderful backup scripts of varying
> complexity.
> Is there anything wrong with using something simple like this? (except
> of course for the lack of validation).

Nothing at all wrong with that.  I used something very similar as the 
first step on a set of production servers a few years ago.  I've 
recently discovered Déjà Dup, which is a simple front-end to 
duplicity(1), which in turn has an impressive range of options.  It may 
or may not be suitable for your purposes.

James Tait, BSc                        |    xmpp:jayteeuk at wyrddreams.org
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