In this episode of the Docu-cast series we show you how to build your very own backup script on your linux system. With this script you can automatically create zip-filed-backups of the home folders of all the users on your system. We add some extra security to the mix by making the backup folder a “dropbox” for all your other users. That way they can “drop” files into the backup folder, but are unable to see any other files in the folder that have been put there by other users.


  • Creating the destination directory.
  • Setting up the correct file permissions with chmod.
  • Writing the script.
  • Testing the script.
  • Automate the Process using Cron.

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