2 posts tagged with "script"

How to Write a Backup Shell Script using Tar and Gnu Zip

January 02, 2009bashlinuxscript

Happy New Year! As promised I made a rudimentary Linux shell script utilizing the tar and gzip commands to archive or make backups. If you’re new to shell scripting you might like to read these articles. Unix shell scripting with ksh/bash Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide If you’re lazy like I am. Don’t worry I’ll explain parts of the code.

Linux: Snippet – Backup using Tar and gzip

December 07, 2008linuxscriptbash

As a programmer i have to make multiple revisions of a project on a remote site. Getting things wrong and messing up the files tend to happen more often than I am comfortable with. Fortunately, making quick backups in linux is a breeze. You can either make a folder and just copy your existing files via recursive cp command or; archive it using tar and gzip. Personally, I prefer archives since they tend to be smaller and easy to manage.

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