Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Backup full & incremental using TAR ; a complete backup solution for SMB

#full and incremental backup script
# created 07 February 2000
# Based on a script by Daniel O'Callaghan

#Change the 5 variables below to fit your computer/backup

COMPUTER=server # name of this computer
DIRECTORIES="/home" # directoris to backup
BACKUPDIR=/backups # where to store the backups
TIMEDIR=/backups/last-full # where to store time of full backup
TAR=/bin/tar # name and locaction of tar

#You should not have to change anything below here

DOW=`date +%a` # Day of the week e.g. Mon
DOM=`date +%d` # Date of the Month e.g. 27
DM=`date +%d%b` # Date and Month e.g. 27Sep

# On the 1st of the month a permanet full backup is made
# Every Sunday a full backup is made - overwriting last Sundays backup
# The rest of the time an incremental backup is made. Each incremental
# backup overwrites last weeks incremental backup of the same name.
# if NEWER = "", then tar backs up all files in the directories
# otherwise it backs up files newer than the NEWER date. NEWER
# gets it date from the file written every Sunday.

# Monthly full backup
if [ $DOM = "01" ]; then

# Weekly full backup
if [ $DOW = "Sun" ]; then
NOW=`date +%d-%b`

# Update full backup date
echo $NOW > $TIMEDIR/$COMPUTER-full-date

# Make incremental backup - overwrite last weeks

# Get date of last full backup
NEWER="--newer `cat $TIMEDIR/$COMPUTER-full-date`"

//Lin u x u niL