bkup the old files

find <dir> -type f -mtime +<days> -exec scp -r {} user@backuphost:/data/bkup \;
U have to make key exchange in order to avoid continuous password prompt.
Sample Output
[root@localhost ~]# find /home/ -type f -mtime +30 -exec scp -r {} root@myhost:/data/bkup \;
.bash_history                                 100%  639     0.6KB/s   00:00
saved_state                                   100%   41KB  41.4KB/s   00:00
......

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By: rbattu
2009-02-12 07:43:29

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What Others Think

tar -zcps -X
zb · 487 weeks and 6 days ago
hm tar -zcps -X
zb · 487 weeks and 6 days ago
there is bug tar -zcps \ -X \
zb · 487 weeks and 6 days ago

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