Not sure if this is the right place to put this..


I set up this shell script for a small business OES Linux customer to make
it reasonably easy for them to perform OES Linux backups to External USB
Hard Drive without having to spend $$$ on an expensive backup solution. I
variable-ized it so that all configuration is done through config files
and I've added in code that should allow it to work with tape drives as
well, but that is totally untested as I don't have an OES Linux Server
with a tape drive to try.

It's handy because it can be scheduled by cron jobs, and it e-mails a job
completion report letting you know whether it completed successfully or
failed and the reason for the failure. It backs up NSS, eDirectory and the
Linux file system itself.

THIS IS AN ALPHA ALPHA VERSION.. I've only tried this on one server! I
could use some testers, feedback, etc. As the script uses rm and mkfs
commands, the script could end up deleting the wrong data or reformatting
the wrong drive so definately do not use in production.

I've stamped it as GPL licensed so it can be modified and redistributed.

I hope to eventually write a Yast tool to allow creating job configuration
files and executing jobs via Yast.