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RE: Program to do backups



--On Saturday, September 03, 2005 7:19 AM -0700 Daniel Vogel <exed hotmail com> wrote:

Im sorry not to give an answer, but why not using only cron? it is
because it can't handle writing it to the dvd?

cron is a scheduling program. It doesn't know anything about files, let alone backup.


The philosophy of Unix has historically been to build lots of little specialized tools and then glue them together with script to create full applications. So cron would typically be used to provide the scheduling part of a larger backup application. The file part might include tar or dump. The DVD part might include cdrecord.



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