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Old 12-20-2010
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find . -name "*.bin" -type f -mtime +$file_arch_st_time -mtime -$file_arch_end_time

It may be that this boolean version will produce the desired range. The specification is still ambiguous but I think that we are homing in on the solution!
The problem with the original "find" parameters is that the second "-mtime" takes precedent over the first "-mtime".

find . -name "*.bin" -type f \( -mtime +$file_arch_st_time -a -mtime -$file_arch_end_time \)

# 9  
Old 12-20-2010
gtar cvzf SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`.tar SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`

I guess you need to do this. This will move content of SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d` into SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`.tar
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# 10  
Old 12-20-2010
You either use something like:
find . -print | cpio -ov | compress > backupfile

or you use:
tar cvzf backupfile file1 file2 file3 ...

so you would have something like:
find . -print > tempfile
tar cvzf backupfile.tgz `cat tempfile`
tar cvzf backupfile.tgz --file=tempfile

You can't mix the methods up.

You need to test these individual lines of your script one at a time.

Last edited by KevinGB; 12-20-2010 at 07:33 PM..
# 11  
Old 12-20-2010

Great thanks. It now creates the file. I used the command like this.

find . -name "*.bin" -type f -mtime +7 -mtime -60 | cpio -ov | compress -v > SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`.Z

It creates a file called SessLogs20101220.Z.

I uncompress this file using the command

uncompress -f SessLogs20101220.Z

it uncompresses the file and creates an uncompressed file

Now how to extract contents from the uncompressed file?


---------- Post updated at 05:59 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:56 PM ----------

Thanks Kevin.

I used the following command as you suggested.

find . -name "*.bin" -type f -mtime +7 -mtime -60 | cpio -ov | compress -v > SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`.Z

Now it creates a file called


I uncompress the above file using

uncompress -f SessLogs20101220.Z

It creates a uncompressed file

Now how to extract the contents from an uncompressed file?

Thanks much

# 12  
Old 12-20-2010
Note I still think you need to use -print with cpio.

You would be better not to uncompress your file in case you hit the 2GB file size limit.

To list what is in the file use:
zcat SessLogs20101220.Z | cpio -itv

To extract it I would use something like:
zcat SessLogs20101220.Z | cpio -iduv

Please check the man page for cpio to see what the best options for you are.

If zcat isn't on your system try gzcat.

Last edited by KevinGB; 12-20-2010 at 08:34 PM..
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# 13  
Old 12-20-2010
find . -name "*.bin" -type f -mtime +7 -mtime -60 | cpio -ov | compress -v > SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`.Z
You cannot have two "-mtime" parameters on the same "find" command line without using brackets. It will not give you a syntax error but it will not work.
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# 14  
Old 12-21-2010
Thanks Kevin, Methyl and Anurag Singh. Let me try the options suggested by you.

Thanks much.


---------- Post updated at 11:35 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:31 AM ----------

Originally Posted by methyl
It may be that this boolean version will produce the desired range. The specification is still ambiguous but I think that we are homing in on the solution!
The problem with the original "find" parameters is that the second "-mtime" takes precedent over the first "-mtime".

find . -name "*.bin" -type f \( -mtime +$file_arch_st_time -a -mtime -$file_arch_end_time \)

Methyl -- Can you pl explain the above statement in detail?

Also I have changed the find command per your suggestions.

find . -name "*.bin" -type f \( -mtime +$file_arch_st_time -a -mtime -$file_arch_end_time \) | cpio -ov | compress -v > SessLogs`date +%Y%m%d`.Z

But it gives the following error:

w_test.bin not archived: uid greater than 65535.
1 blocks

It creates the compressed file with 0 bytes


Last edited by svajhala; 12-21-2010 at 01:51 PM..
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