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Backup script to automate gzipped/compressed backups of both databases and website directory content. Tested & operable out-of-the-box in Debian / Ubuntu / CentOs Linux distributions; may work in others, your mileage may vary.
Seamlessly & silently generate backups of both databases and website/configuration content Automate purging of obsolete backups (default is five-day intervals)
-mtime +5to whatever you want; ie. to purge 7 day old backups, change to:
## Install Add a cron, if you wish for the script to be run nightly:
As root, run:
crontab -e to open the cron editor
2) Add to the bottom of the crontab:
45 2 * * * /your/path/backup.sh` to run a backup every morning at 2:45am
3) Ensure the file is executable:
chmod +x /your/path/backup.sh
4) Test it:
sh /your/path/backup.sh and you should see the backup progress in your terminal.
###### Notes If you're using this script to backup your configuration or home directories of your Linux desktop, you won't need root access to enable the cron or backup location, so as long as you're saving the backups to a non-root directory (just make sure you don't save them to a folder where the backup will be scraping from, else you'll end up with major bloat).
###### Known Bugs
The database backup saves the file as
data; should you need to use it, just rename to
data.sql - Probably something I could fix inside the script, but it's at the bottom of my to-do list, for now. Any backups I've restored from these automated backups has restored flawlessly.