We are taking backups for ldap instances, and with the new requirement would like to keep 1 day's of backup to local disk (/export1) and rest 14 days backup to SAN (/export2). Now we are in kind of fix on how to move the backups ( includes files & folders) to SAN and check if the move has been completed. We use the following subroutine for this. Is there any way we can check the moved backups, i mean in terms of size. Just in order in avoid a kind of situation where we have moved the backup and the size differs.

We would like to update the script to following things:

- Delete backups older than 15 days in /export2.
- Move previous day's backup from /export1 to /export2.
- check move completed successfully on /export2.
- Take backup of /export1.

P.S : This is not the complete script so please ignore variables. Also, i am only need commands and not a different script.

# Remove all old back up greater than retention period
 find $BACKUPDIR/$1 -type f -mtime +$RETENTION_PERIOD -name "$1-*.ldif" -exec rm -f \{\} \;
# Backup ldap
 $BASEDIR/$1/db2ldif -a $BACKUPDIR/$1/$1-$DATE.ldif -n $2 -n $3

Thanks in Advance.


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Have you considered using rsync for this task? If you really want to do this with a shell script then let me know and i'll try to dig up an example.

Edited by sknake: n/a


Here is my backup script for trac/svn. Entirely unrelated to this thread but maybe there are code examples you would benefit from:

TARBALL=`date +/root/backup/archive/svn.%Y.%m.%d.tar.bz2`
rm -f ${TARBALL}
rm -fr /root/backup/data

mkdir -p /root/backup/data/trac
mkdir -p /root/backup/data/svn

trac-admin /var/trac/proj1 hotcopy /root/backup/data/trac/trac-proj1 >> /dev/null 2>&1
trac-admin /var/trac/proj2 hotcopy /root/backup/data/trac/trac-proj2 >> /dev/null 2>&1

svnadmin hotcopy /var/lib/svn/proj1 /root/backup/data/svn/proj1
svnadmin hotcopy /var/lib/svn/proj2 /root/backup/data/svn/proj2

cp -Rp /etc /root/backup/data
cp /root/backup/backup.sh /root/backup/data/backup.sh

cd /root/backup
tar cjf ${TARBALL} data
rm -fr /root/backup/data

grep Volume3 /proc/mounts >> /dev/null 2>&1

if [ $? -eq "1" ]; then
  mount -t smbfs -o username=administrator,password=<snipped> //apex2006sql/Volume3 /mnt/Volume3

if [ -d /mnt/Volume3/BackupScott/ ] ; then
  cp ${TARBALL} /mnt/Volume3/BackupScott/
  find /mnt/Volume3/BackupScott/ -type f -mtime +7 -iname \*.bz2 -delete

find /root/backup/archive/ -type f -mtime +30 -iname \*.bz2 -delete

As for what you want to do -- what doesn't your script do that you want it to? From your example (if it works) you know how to copy the data and delete old files...

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