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1.4. References‌

• For more information on shell scripting see the Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide1

• The book Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24 Hours2 is available online and a great resource for shell scripting.

• The CronHowto Wiki Page3 contains details on advanced cron options.

• See the GNU tar Manual4 for more tar options.

• The Wikipedia Backup Rotation Scheme5 article contains information on other backup rotation schemes.

• The shell script uses tar to create the archive, but there many other command line utilities that can be used. For example:

• cpio6: used to copy files to and from archives.

• dd7: part of the coreutils package. A low level utility that can copy data from one format to another.

• rsnapshot8: a file system snapshot utility used to create copies of an entire file system.

• rsync9: a flexible utility used to create incremental copies of files.


1 http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

2 http://safari.samspublishing.com/0672323583

3 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CronHowto

4 http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/index.html

5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup_rotation_scheme

6 http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/

7 http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/

8 http://www.rsnapshot.org/

9 http://www.samba.org/ftp/rsync/rsync.html

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