simple backup bash script to do auto backup task to remote places
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MCbackup

simple backup bash script to do auto backup task to remote places

dont forget to make the script executeable

  • cron if running the script hourly, daily or weekly just copy it to the corresponding folder in /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.weekly

if this is not enough, open crontab editor with

crontab -e

minute hour day-of-month month day-of-week command

eg 0 3 * * * /path/to/backup.sh

will run the script every day at 3am


for the SMB share you need to install cifs.

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

create a folder in /mnt for backup inclusion

sudo mkdir /mnt/backup

to mount the shared folder from smb manually: sudo mount -t cifs //smb/path/folder /mnt/backup -o user=nobody

to mount the shared folder automatically at reboot open the file "/etc/fstab" as root add one line in the following format: //smb/path/backup /mnt/backup cifs defaults,rw,username=YOURUSER,password=YOURPASSWORD 0 0

this should mount the shared folder at start up if available


for the ssh connection you need to own the private key file and put it into: /home/USER/.ssh

take care the correct permission for this folder

chmod 700 /~.ssh && chmod 600 ~/.ssh/*

to install 7z use

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

good luck

script created by nouseforname @ nouseforname.de @ 28. Nov. 2014