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Title
How would I set up an unattended Master Backup on Sundays, with unattended Incremental Backups Monday - Friday through edge.cronset?
Keywords
BackupEDGE cron Xenix Unix Master Backup Incremental edge.cronset
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.00.0X / BackupEDGE 01.01.0X
Problem Description
I would like to configure an unattended Master Backup to be run on Sundays, with unattended Incremental Backups on Monday through Friday. I don't see how to perform this through edge.cronset

Cause
BackupEDGE's shell script edge.cronset does not permit this type of function. Even though the script is not designed to perform such a request, it is not impossible to do.

Solution

While logged in as root, execute edge.cronset, configure the unattended Incremental, save & exit.

At the root prompt "#" type crontab -l to verify the line entry containing /etc/edge.nightly -IB ...

Once this is verified edit the file /usr/spool/cron/crontabs/root, change /etc/edge.nightly to /etc/edge.increm. Save the change, then copy /etc/edge.nightly to /etc/edge.increm. Execute edge.cronset to configure a Master Backup for Sunday only, save & exit from edge.cronset to put all changes into effect.

Notes
The entry for /etc/edge.increm will not be maintainable through edge.cronset.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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