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Librenix: Scripting: A Parallel Linux Backup Script

Apr 12, 2005, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"This example bash shell script demonstrates a simple method of creating backups of multiple filesystems to multiple tape devices simultaneously. While the script presented writes to four tape drives in parallel, it can easily be modified to write to other device types and to create a different number of backup streams. The script is set up for the bash shell under Linux, but modifying it for another variety of Unix should simply be a matter of changing the locations of utility files such as tar, echo, cp, and sleep..."

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