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Basic Backup Script in BASH

Jan 27, 2012, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Everyone should be backing up their data. This just doesn't go towards sysadmins, but even people at home who never even think of it. Just like everything else in I.T., hard drives were built to fail. If you do not make efficient back ups, you are at your own mercy when your drive will no longer spin up, meaning all that data is now gone.

"I try to make as many of my tasks as easy as possible simply by using Bash scripting. Its the most portable language meaning 99.9% of the time, you aren't going to need bash to run the script...and even if so, most of the code I write can work with other shells as well."

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