RHEL5 Backup Shell Script

Below is a link to a RHEL5 shell backup script. Below is a summary of what the script does :

  • Creates a tgz of all the major RHEL 5 operating system files to ${backup_name}.
  • All the installed rpms are saved to a text file named /var/log/installed_rpms.txt.

Click here to view the script

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