Shell script to backup directories from Linux server to Windows 2000/NT Server

#!/bin/bash
# Shell script to backup directories from Linux server to Windows 2000/NT Server. 
# Run it as follows
# Scriptname /home backup abc123 //server2000/backup
# Backup /home directory from Linux box  to NT/2000 box called
# 'server2000' in share called '/backup' with username
# 'backup' and password 'abc123'
# --------------------------------------------------------------------
# This is a free shell script under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
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# backup what?
FROM=$1
# NT Connection Info #
# NT Username
NTUSER=$2
# NT Password
NTPASSWD=$3
# NT ShareName i.e //server/backup etc
NTSHARE="$4"
 
# BackUpDir Name
BACKDIR="$(hostname -s)"
 
# Local mount point
MNT="/mnt/smbbox"
 
# Get date and time 
NOW=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y-%I_%M%P")
# backup file  name
BAKFILE="backup.$NOW.tar.gz"
 
if [ "$#" != "4" ]; then
	echo "Syntax:"
	echo "$(basename $0) {Linux-directory} {NTusername} {NTpassword} {//NTserver/share-name}"
	exit 1
fi
# make sure $from do exits
if [ ! -d $FROM ]; then
   echo "Backup source directory \"$FROM\" does NOT exist"
   exit 2
fi
#Create tar to backup first
tar -czf /tmp/$BAKFILE $FROM 
 
#Mount the smb to /mnt 
[ ! -d $MNT ] && mkdir -p $MNT || :
 
mount -t smbfs -o username=$NTUSER,password=$NTPASSWD $NTSHARE $MNT
 
[ ! -d $MNT/$BACKDIR ] && mkdir -p $MNT/$BACKDIR || :
 
# Copy new tar to ntbox
cp /tmp/$BAKFILE $MNT/$BACKDIR
 
# Send sync aka force to write data before issuing umount
sync
 
# issue umount
umount $MNT
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4 comments… add one
  • Greg Jan 6, 2011 @ 18:32

    This post is kind of old. Are you still taking comments?

  • sergio Dec 27, 2009 @ 8:14

    I`ll look your web. Thanks for the script!

    Saludos!

  • vivek Aug 5, 2008 @ 20:09

    Mike,

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Mike Walsh Aug 5, 2008 @ 14:01

    [ ! -d $MNT/$BACKUPDIR ] && mkdir -p $MNT/$BACKDIR || :

    should be

    [ ! -d $MNT/$BACKDIR ] && mkdir -p $MNT/$BACKDIR || :

    no?

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