rdiff-backup & list of files

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by c-man, May 18, 2006.

  1. c-man

    c-man New Member

    If i want to backup only this files:
    /var/dir/file1
    /tmp/file2
    /etc/file3.conf

    It is possible to do it with one single line of code?
    :confused:
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Try:

    tar pcvfz mybackup.tar.gz /var/dir/file1 /tmp/file2 /etc/file3.conf
     
  3. SiDdhartha

    SiDdhartha New Member

    If it maybe helps: I wrote a little shellscript to use rdiff-backup via cronjob.
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    # script for rdiff-backup automation via cronjob
    # by Marc Aschmann <support@gdarkzone.de>
    # 2006-05-02 v0.3
    
    # directory for logfile
    state='/var/log/rdiff-backup.log'
    log='/var/log/rdiff-last.log'
    
    # drive info for backup device (I expect a mounted external device!)
    disk='/dev/sdc1'
    mountpoint='/media/backup'
    
    # directories to backup (here are the recommended dirs)
    # if you want to exclude files, just add them like '- /home/username/music'
    # IMPORTANT: first entry hast to be an inlclude and NEVER forget to exclude '/'
    #                     or you'll end up with a lot of files ;)
    source0='/home'
    source1='/etc'
    source2='/var'
    source3='/opt'
    source4='- /'
    source5='- /home/<username>/music/'
    source6='- /home/<username>/.gdesklets/'
    source7='- /home/<username>/.Trash/'
    
    # target to backup to
    target='/media/backup/backup'
    
    # how long to keep old files
    retention='4W'
    
    # check if script is running as root
    if [ "$(id -u)" = "0" ]; then
    
        # check if your backup drive is mounted... could be vital
        if mount -l | grep "$disk on $mountpoint" ; then 
    
                #create a list of directories
                echo $source0 > dirlist
                echo $source1 >> dirlist
                echo $source2 >> dirlist
                echo $source3 >> dirlist
                echo $source4 >> dirlist
                echo $source5 >> dirlist
                echo $source6 >> dirlist
                echo $source7 >> dirlist
    
                # target should be present!
                if [ "$target" ]; then
    
                    echo "-----------------------------------------------------------------" >> $state
                    echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> backup start" >> $state
        
                            # backup files and write stdout and stderr to file
                            rdiff-backup --include-globbing-filelist dirlist / $target &> $log
    
                            # just for the protocol -> what did we backup and/or ignore
                            echo "Includes and excludes: " >> $state
                            cat < dirlist >> $state
    
                            # remove the dirlist
                            rm dirlist
    
                            # remove old files and write stderr to file
                            echo rdiff-backup --remove-older-than $retention $target 2>> $log
    
                            echo "successfully removed files older than "$retention >> $state
    
    	   	    # I prefer keeping my files, my files ;) But could be nice for security reasons....
                            # chown root $target
                            # chmod 744 $target
    
                    echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> backup end" >> $state
                    echo " " >> $state
    
                else
    
                    # write output as errormsg to file
                    echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> error: target (backup) directory does not exist!" >> $state
                    echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> backup end" >> $state
                    echo " " >> $state
    
                 exit
                 fi
    
        else
    
            # write output as errormsg to file
            echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> error: The expected backup media was not mounted!" >> $state
            echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> backup end" >> $state
    
        exit
        fi
    
        exit     
    else
        
        # in case script is not running as root, drop the errorlog @ userdir
        log=/home/$USER/Desktop/rdiff-backup.log
        # write output as errormsg to file
        echo $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" -> error: The script must be rund unter root!" >> $state
    
    exit 
    fi
    
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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