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Unix Shell Script to archive file with time bound - random access file

ravi v kumar
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
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Hi All,

I need shell script or UNIX command to archive a file in UNIX OS. this file should be archived on a weekly basis.
and also this file is randomly accessed by different applications.

Can you please provide solution for this.

Thanks in Advance!!

-Ravi
Tim Holloway
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There are several Unix archive utilities. Most common is tar, but there's also a Linux ZIP, and cpio.

I do nightly backups using tar. The actual scheduling is done by the cron utility.

The vixie cron popular on Linux is set up with a set of script folders, including /etc/cron.daily and /etc/cron.weekly, where you can place executable scripts and they will run automatically. If you prefer a different scheduling arrangement, you can add entries to the /etc/crontab file.

Also, for non-system usage, each user account can have its own crontab. The format is slightly different from the system crontab.


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