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Old 08-05-2009
crontab every other week

I have two sets of tapes for each week days.

Mon_Set_A ____________Tue_Set_B
Tue_Set_A ____________ Tue_Set_B
Wed_Set_A ___________ Wed_Set_B
Thr_Set_A ____________ Thr_Set_B
Fri_Set_A _____________ Fri_Set_B

I have script that does cold backup of database and then back up to tape.

It will be much simpler problem if I only work with one set of tape backup but I have to rotate the tape every other week. For an example, 1st week I use tape backup Set_A and 2nd week backup Set_B, and so on.

There are search result using "Perderabo's date calculator" with "weekselector" that has command

0 0 * * 1 /usr/local/bin/weekselector odd && command1
0 0 * * 1 /usr/local/bin/weekselector even && command2

But I guess above crontab command is not competible in linux environment.

I'm wondering if there are any other way to resolve my issue.

thank you
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Old 08-06-2009
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This should be compatible. What error do you get?
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