Automatic backup

Automatic backup

Post by Lindoze 200 » Mon, 18 Oct 1999 04:00:00

> Just got done reading about a Windows program called AutoSave from V
> Communications.  It will automatically back up files you define when
> they are saved or at time intervals.  Anything like this for Linux?

> Dennis,

crond which does cron jobs.
crond runs all day. so you can have your computer do something everyday
at 5:34am or
have it do something once a month at the 12th at 6am.
cron does NOT do backups, it just schedules tasks.

Thank you for your valuable input. Your useful answers will benifit
other users as well.
My Experiment:
Bare with me while I put up my dedicated server.


1. Automatic Backups -- or automatic in general. :)

I'd like my LinuxPPC system, running Kernel 2.2.18 (RedHat distribution) to
be able to do (incremental) backups on its own at 4:00AM, a la Restrospect
Express on the Mac side.  The preferred format of storage would be bzip2'd
tarballs, saved to either my CD-RW or a Zip250.

Is there any way to reliabaly do this?  I'm assuming I have to start up some
"infinite" process in the background during the startup phase.

Also, what kind of permissions would I need to access the Zip250/CD-RW for
*writing*?  Would a simple

        chmod g=rwx /dev/cdrw
        chgrp backup /dev/cdrw

work, and I could assign the backup process to group "backup"?  Or do
background processes usually run as ROOT?



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