[arch-general] back up /var/log before shutdown
arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 04:36:17 EDT 2012
My /, /boot and /usr are on a BTRFS /(except /boot on ext2) on a ssd.
I want to add this line in my fstab to avoid too many writings on my ssd :
*tmpfs /var/log tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0*
So each time I reboot, my /var/log will be emptied, which could be a
problem in case of serious issue on my box. I was then thinking of a way
to backup this folder before I shutdown. I found this trick in the Arch
add this in my */etc/rc.local.shutdown*:
|*echo "Copying LOGs..."
mkdir -p /logs_backup/$now
cp -Rp /var/log/* ~/backup/logs_backup/$now/*
My ~ folder is on another HD.
Will this script be enough to do the job?
TY for advising.
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