There's been quite a bit of interest in my guide to using
cron. Lately one of my
highest priorities has been data backups! For quite a while now I've had a
rolling backup going so that I have 1 backup for every day of the week. There's
been quite a few questions floating around about how I'm doing it, so now I'm
going to show you exactly what I did. I have full access to the server so I can
put things wherever I want :) If you're on a shared server you will have to put
the file someplace that you have access to. I prefer placing everything in non
web accessible directories.
If you guys would like to see more Linux related content on this site please
post a message or 5 in the forum asking for help in our
Linux forum. The
forum is primarily windows users, so I've been writing guides to make their
lives easier. I have plenty of tricks for the linux users too.
Step 1: Create the file
This can be done using MANY different programs. The most powerful might be
vi, but pico is the easiest I've found. If you don't know how to use either of
those apps you'll want to google it and/or get yourself out of ssh/telnet
immediately and hire an administrator to do it for you! We do have a few linux
server admins floating around the forum if you need them.