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July 21, 2007

Add home directory backup script (snippets, 7643a87)

This new script is designed to complement the daily "burn to DVD" script that I've been using for a long time now (and will continue to use). This is a simple combination of nice, sudo and tar which excludes a couple of uninteresting subdirectories but otherwise dumps my entire home directory into a compressed tar archive on an external volume.

It is intended to be run four times a day from a cron job.

Signed-off-by: Wincent Colaiuta <>

Posted by wincent at July 21, 2007 4:16 PM