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Friday, August 21, 2009

Shell Scripting #0012: Backup files - Changed in last day (Yesterday)

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Backup files - Changed in last day (Yesterday)

The following script will archive/zip the files that are changed yesterday/lastday and Email the report after completing the backup


BACKUPNAME=backup-`date +%d-%m-%Y`
tar -zcvf - `find . -mtime -1 -type f -print` > $BACKUPNAME.tar.gz && mail -s "Backup for the day `date +%d-%m-%Y` is completed "

Note: if used "&&", mail command will be triggerred only if tar command is executed successfully

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