Sentinel Backup Scripts

Sentinel Backup Scripts

These two scripts simplify the management of Sentinel Backups by only keeping the last 2 of each (daily/full) compressed backups.

In each file, there are some variables to update to suit your environment:

  1. SEND_TO - where you want emails of backup process to be sent to.
  2. SEND_FROM - where the emails should look like they came from.
  3. BAKDIR - directory to store the compressed backup files.
  4. SENTUSR - the Sentinel username to use for the backup process.
  5. SENTPWD - a single line file containing the password of the SENTUSR (this can be chmod 400 and chown novell for security).

You will also need to touch a file in the BAKDIR location

touch ${BAKDIR}/do_not_delete

This just allows the script to try and mount the location if it doesn't see the file.

Lastly, just cron the backups in /etc/crontab e.g.

# Daily Backups
0 17 * * 1-5,7 novell /home/installs/ >/dev/null 2>&1

# Weekly Backups
0 17 * * 6 novell /home/installs/ >/dev/null 2>&1

To enable sending emails, just set a variable at the top of the crontab (1 for on; 0 for off):


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these scripts doesn´t make full backups, I think you should include more information, what is with these scripts backed up.


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