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Append Date/Time stamp to CRON job

Posted on 2011-03-14
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How can I add a datetime stamp to my cron job?

mysqldump -u root -ppassword forumdb | gzip -c > /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/forumdb.sql.gz
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mysqldump -u root -ppassword forumdb | gzip -c > /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/$(date "+%Y%M%d%H%m").forumdb.sql.gz

will give e.g. /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/201105141203.forumdb.sql.gz


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Sorry, typo - interchange "M" and "m"!

mysqldump -u root -ppassword forumdb | gzip -c > /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/$(date "+%Y%m%d%H%M").forumdb.sql.gz

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