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Howto: Backup for Gentoo Linux

One of the most important things for a server are backups. I wrote a little script to automatically do this job dayly.
I create my backups on an external harddisk being mounted during the boot process to /srv/backups.
First set the profile and update the system:

rm /etc/make.profile && ln -s /usr/portage/profiles/hardened/x86 /etc/make.profile && emerge -uDvN world

If you want to use this solution you need the following howto(s) finished:

Required hardware

For this topic you need the following hardware: External harddisk

Changes in /etc/crontab

File permissions:
Owner: root
Group: root
Permissions: -rw-r--r--

Click here for a download of the complete file: /etc/crontab

Changed on 15.11.10
Issued by olli
Beginning line 27

Run backup daily at 2:15 am

15 2 * * *      root    /usr/local/sbin/ 2>&1 | cat -vT | ifne mail -s "Daily Backup `date`" user1

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