Recursively backup files

find /var/www/ -name file -exec cp {} {}.bak \;

By: loicb
2013-01-26 06:11:26

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Eh? What kind of backup are you making: copying "file" to file.bak" in the same directory? This does not scale and you copy every file every time. Perhaps consider using the rsync command which will copy "the files which changed" rather than every single file (changed or not). example-1 copying to another machine: rsync -ave ssh --delete /var/www user@backuphost:/var/user example-2 copying to same machine: rsync -ave --delete /var/www /backup
mpb · 281 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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