auto-powerup,run backup,shutdown?

Lee Braiden lee_b at
Thu Jul 14 22:56:09 UTC 2005

I have a big, noisy machine that I don't like to leave running.  However, I 
*do* want to use it as a scheduled backup server.

So, I'm thinking I can have it start up automatically at certain times of the 
day using the bios alarm, then run a backup script, and shutdown again.

Does anyone have an idea of how to do this?  The best thing I can think of so 
far is to just shutdown after doing the scheduled backup, if the time is in a 
certain range (at night, for instance).

Any better approaches to this?

Lee Braiden
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