RE: help on a script
On Sat, 2004-06-05 at 07:25, Nick Smith wrote:
> > The script (let's call it /usr/local/bin/mail-backup). Substitute real
> > values for the bits in square brackets:
> > #! /bin/bash
> > BACKUP_DIR=[backup directory]
> > tar czf $BACKUP_DIR/mail.backup.tar.gz [mail directory name]
> > scp $BACKUP_DIR/mail.backup.tar.gz [other machine]:[target
> > directory name]
> Is there a way to insert the date in there somewhere?
Use $(date) - you may want to add formatting options to the date
> > Make the script executable and make sure the user under whose uid it
> > will run is able to connect with ssh without supplying a password.
> How exactly would I do that? Make a user that doesn't have to supply a
> password? Like the apache default www-data? How would I set up the user?
On the target machine
On the sending machine:
ssh-keygen -t dsa
(leave the passphrase empty)
scp .ssh/id_dsa.pub [other machine]:.ssh
Oliver Elphick firstname.lastname@example.org
Isle of Wight http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
GPG: 1024D/A54310EA 92C8 39E7 280E 3631 3F0E 1EC0 5664 7A2F A543 10EA
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