[ubuntu-uk] Simple backup script

Tony Travis a.travis at abdn.ac.uk
Fri Jun 3 09:17:27 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).
> Basically, let's delete anything over 7 days old and then make a new backup.

Hi, Chris.

I use this ETOH (Extended Towers of Hanoi) backup that I contributed to 
NEBC Bio-Linux. It provides a baseline level 0 dump and three months of 
incremental backups. You can get it as a deb from NEBC:



Dr. A.J.Travis, University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition
and Health, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9SB, Scotland, UK
tel +44(0)1224 712751, fax +44(0)1224 716687, http://www.rowett.ac.uk
mailto:a.travis at abdn.ac.uk, http://bioinformatics.rri.sari.ac.uk
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