linux bash date output

# date
Wed Nov 11 08:17:40 MST 2015

How could I get the following output;
'nov-11-2015' (no time needed)

The reason for this is...

Currently, I move files like this;
mv backed-db.gz backed-db-`date +"%Y%m%d"`.gz

and get;

But the result I need should be;
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[savona@bighat ~]$ date +%b-%d-%Y
mv backed-db.gz backed-db-`date +%b-%d-%Y`.gz

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projectsAuthor Commented:
Funny that I could not find this but your quick solution got me working again.

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