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Using Bash To Write a Backup Script
Bash scripting is an invaluable skill to Linux System Administrators. From writing quick scripts that automate simple tasks to writing complex scripts than can automatically deploy entirely new servers, scripting skills are integral to being a good SysAdmin. In this lab, we'll build a simple script to back up files from a directory.
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Write the Script to Back Up the Requested Files
Write a Bash backup script that will copy the files as requested and house them in the desired directory.
Remember that we should create the directory with the script so it always exists when copying files.
Run the Script and Verify the Files are Backed Up as Requested
Mark the script as executable and run it, then verify that all files are backed up to the required directory.
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