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5:26 am, May 26, 2021

backup script to google drive that can be used for multiple directories

this zips the content of the target directory and then uploads it to a google drive backup location

just create a file called ~/_backup_dir.sh and then add the following

BASH - _backup_dir.sh 

tar -czvf ~/backup/$1.tar.gz /var/www/html/$1/
rclone copy ~/backup/$1.tar.gz gdrive:Backup/my.server.name

make sure you chmod +x the ~/_backup_dir.sh file

then create another file called backup_sites.sh and also chmod +x this file

Now we can list the directories we want to zip and upload to google drive.

BASH - backup_sites.sh

#files
~/_backup_dir.sh my.site.one
~/_backup_dir.sh my.site.two

and then when you add a new directory that needs to be backed up to google drive, just add it to the backup_sites.sh file and it will add it to the list.

Also if you want to have automated backups you can now add the backup_sites.sh to a crontab and specify when you want it to run to automatically backup your files. 

Add this to your crontab to backup all sites daily at 8.

BASH - crontab

0 8 * * * ~/backup_all.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

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