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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"
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Old 04-21-2011
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# 3  
Old 04-22-2011
I made this script......

#! /bin/bash
# Variables
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”;
echo ” FAILED: `date`” >> $log
echo -e “\n– WARNING: –”
echo -e “– BACKUP FAILED –\n”;

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?

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