Crontab -e options to perform groupwise sync or Dbcopy

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
We have a Suse Linux 10 SP3 server running OES3 with Groupwise 8 running on it.  We have be able to sync files between it and a remote server using rsync.  Now we would like to completely automate the Groupwise sync.  How can enter options into crontab to down the agents (I know how to start and stop, thats not the issue) so that it is done automatically and the copy the files to another temp directory via rsync which is then copied over the internet to a backup server.  Our main concern is simply automatic stopping of agents and starting.  Also is it better to do a backup with Dbcopy and then use rsync to perform the remote syncing>
Question by:Peterson50
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    Create a script that stops the  agents, then runs rsync, and starts them again. Execute this script from crontab.

    If the time to copy the data to the remote server is too long, you could use rsync to make a second local copy (disk to disk, if you have the room), then resume using the data. Then use rsync to copy the "copy" to the remote server. After that, backup the local copy as well.

    This will minimize your downtime.

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