Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


Script for taking backup of desktop files.


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Script for taking backup of desktop files.
# 1  
Old 04-21-2011
Script for taking backup of desktop files.

Hi Friends,

I need help. I have around 100 users. I want to take date wise backup of files which are on desktop for every user.

My user directory path is -: /home/dr/<user_name>/Desktop

1) Script has to run on a perticular time everyday
2) Script has to take backup of all files present in "Desktop" directory
3) Make a tar with name "yyyy-mm-dd-desk-files"
4) Make directory outside "Desktop" with name "Desktop-Backup", if already exist then don't make this folder.
5) The tar have to moved in this folder.
6) Remove the files from "Desktop" directory. (i.e. Desktop should be empty)
7) Mail the status that "Backup Successful"
# 2  
Old 04-21-2011
Catchy title:

Quote:
You are subscribed to this thread Script for taking backup of desktop files.
Sorry I removed the "You are subscribed..." bit!

But no-one is going to do everything for you.

Show us what you have tried so far.

If it's a homework question, please post it in the appropriate forum.

Thanks.
# 3  
Old 04-22-2011
I made this script......



Code:
#! /bin/bash
 
# Variables
location=/home/dr/parag.n/Desktop
directory=*
backuplocation=/home/dr/parag.n
log=/home/dr/parag.n/backup.log
 
echo -e “\nBackup started: `date`” >> $log
 
if [ -d $backuplocation ]; then
 
mkdir -p $backuplocation/`date +%y-%m-%d`
cd $location
tar -zcvf $backuplocation/`date +%y-%m-%d`/Desktop-Files.`date  +%H-%M-%S`.tar.gz $directory
rm -fr *
echo ” completed: `date`” >> $log
mv $log $backuplocation/backup.log
echo -e “\n — Backup completed –\n”;
else
echo ” FAILED: `date`” >> $log
echo -e “\n– WARNING: –”
echo -e “– BACKUP FAILED –\n”;
fi



In this "parag.n" is my home directory. But I have many users. How can i take backup of all of them? & How could i get a mail after finishing backup?

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Please use [CODE] tags when posting listings, ...

Last edited by pludi; 04-23-2011 at 10:31 AM..

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. AIX

Script to remove backup files

HI, I want to remove my backup files keeping last 30 days. Now i am doing it manually. Does anyone have a script to automate this process? Thanks in advance (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: ElizabethPJ
5 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script or alias to backup all files opened by vi

we want to backup all opened files by vi before editing also with version information. i wrote below alias to backup crontab file content with version info. What i want know is to make this opened files by vi. We want to prevent user mistakes by adding this alias. alias crontab='DATE=$(date... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: sebu
4 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script to delete files older than x days and also taking an input for multiple paths

Hi , I am a newbie!!! I want to develop a script for deleting files older than x days from multiple paths. Now I could reach upto this piece of code which deletes files older than x days from a particular path. How do I enhance it to have an input from a .txt file or a .dat file? For eg:... (12 Replies)
Discussion started by: jhilmil
12 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Backup script to split and tar files

Hi Guys, I'm very new to bash scripting. Please help me on this. I'm in need of a backup script which does the ff. 1. If a file is larger than 5GB. split it and tar the file. 2. Weekly backup file to amazon s3 using s3rsync 3. If a file is unchanged it doesn't need to copy to amazon s3 ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: ganitolngyundre
4 Replies

5. HP-UX

Temp folder Getting full while taking backup.

Hi Experts, When i taking backup of my servers in Tape Library simultaneously the Temp folder is getting full...... these file like OB2DBG*.txt (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: purushottamaher
2 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

script compare files and backup

Im working on a shell script that uses three parameters, a string to replace, the string replacing, and a file name. In this script it makes a back up file before the replacement occurs. However I want to be able to either search the file to see if it has the string and if it doesnt dont create... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: gordonheimer
5 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script to Backup files

Hi, I wrote a simple script to backup of index.php and index.html in my box. So, I wrote a script which take a copy of the index page as 1Mar09: but it does not comes up.. #! /bin/bash find . -name index.* > domains.txt for i in `cat domains.txt` ; do cp index* index*.1Mar09 $i; done But... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: gsiva
6 Replies

8. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Showing Device Does Not Exist While Taking Backup

Friends, while taking backup on /dev/rmt/0cn it is showing device does not exists. I have checked /dev/rmt 0cn is present there with link file created in /devices/pci@8,700000/scsi@5/st@5,0:cn I have checked cd /devices/pci@8,700000/scsi@5 but st@5,0:cn is not there. But I found st@3,0:cn. ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ailnilanjan
3 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

taking backup en getting info about it

I want to write a script that tells me if the tape device is ready, if the answer is not yes ($?is not 0) i get an answer that the tape_device is not ready. If the tape is ready i can do a tar -cvf $tape1 * . How can i write a script to control if the tapedevice is ready or not? How can i... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: eddyvdv
1 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Taking System Backup

Hello Guys: Would like to know how to take an entire system backup.. Here is the entire scenario.. I am working on a system that is AIX RS6000 M80 Server. We have loaded the OS and installed all the patches and then we took an entire system backup. We also verified by restoring the same... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ST2000
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos