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Old 10-02-2009
Email script when automatic backup is finsihed

Hello all,

i'm still new to this site and thought i might find some help here Smilie.
lately i performed a script to make an automatic backup of some files in certain directories. the script looks something like this:

#! /bin/bash


timestamp=`date +%Y%m%d`

################TAR AND GZIP FILES

data=`cat $file_in`
tar cf $tarfile $data
/usr/bin/gzip $tarfile

With this script the backup of files works fine. This script is also set as a cronjob to be run weekly.

My question is this. I need to find a way to make an automatic email if all files are successfully transfered. is there a way to perform this?

Thanks for reading,


Last edited by vgersh99; 10-02-2009 at 10:38 AM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
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Old 10-02-2009
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Old 10-02-2009
You can check $? which will have the exit code of each former command (maybe your tar and gzip) with an if/fi instruction for example and then decide to send a mail or not. If $? is > 0 then it might have had some troubles.
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Old 10-02-2009
Hi Wizard,

Try the following -

data=`cat $file_in`
tar cf $tarfile $data > /dev/null
res1 = $?
/usr/bin/gzip $tarfile > /dev/null
res2 = $?

if [ $res1 -eq 0 ]  && [ res2 = 0 ]; then
   echo "BackUP & Zip operation successful." > /tmp/mailtext
elif [ $res1 -eq 0 ]; then
   echo "BackUP is successful.  Some issue in Zip operation." > /tmp/mailtext
elif [ $res2 -eq 0]; then
   echo "Backup Failed" > /tmp/mailtext

mailx -s "Backup Result"  <your email id>  < /tmp/mailtext

rm /tmp/mailtext


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Old 10-02-2009
Thanks for your reply. Forgive my ignorance, i am still very new to UNIX and scripting. Can you show me such example?


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Thanks ggs i will try that!

---------- Post updated at 08:22 AM ---------- Previous update was at 08:01 AM ----------

Hi ggs, is there a way to cinfigure mailx? the reason is that the files are stored in this machine which i then need to receive an email on a windows machine.
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Old 10-02-2009
Check for posts with "uuencode" using the search function of the forum. They will show you how to send mails with files as attachment.
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