Dump contents of directory to samba share

Hi Folks,

I want to take the contents of various config (/etc) directories and regularly zip them up and copy to a remote samba location.

I'm looking for suggestions as to the most effective/efficient/eloquent script to acheive this.

It would also be neat if this script can issue an email alert to some remote address if there is any problem.

Assume that I am a ahell script novice but intermediate shell user.

Will award points to suggestions that help he write it myself, or double these points for writing it for me ;-)

Thanks in advance!

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First create a mountpoint for a samba share - mkdir /mnt/backup
Then mount the samba share - mount -t smbfs //sambaserver/share /mnt/samba

After that your script could be as simple as
zip -d etcbackup /etc/*
mv etc/backup /mnt/samba

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should read mv etcbackup /mnt/samba
meverestAuthor Commented:

that does the job.  for prosperity, this is the result:

smbmount //myserver/backup$ /mountpoint -o username=myuser,password=mypass
zip -r /etc/etcback /etc/*
cp /etc/etcback.zip /mountpoint /mypath/etcback_`date +"%d_%b_%Y_%H%M"`.zip
umount /mountpoint

does the job nicely, thanks!
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