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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Firebird Linux backup script

Ed: someone asked on support list
"For years I have used a program called GBACKSCHED on my Win32 servers
to backup firebird db's using a method that provided daily and weekly
archiving. I am now moving servers to Linux and need a utility that
will do the same and was thinking a shell script run by crontab would
do the trick."

Response From: "Ian A. Newby"
"Here mine.
It creates a backup directory named for the day of the week (except
for sunday, when it names it with the week number). It then Symlinks a
Current directory to point to the current backup directory. This is
used by a different script which fetches the backups to a different


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