Bash scripting is an invaluable skill for a Linux system administrator. From writing quick scripts that automate simple tasks to writing complex scripts than can automatically deploy entirely new servers, scripting skills are integral to being a good SysAdmin. In this lab, we’ll integrate Bash command substitution into an existing backup script.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Modify the Backup Script as Requested
Using the date command and command substitution, add timestamps to the log file.
- Run the Script and Verify the Files Are Backed up with the Requested Information
Mark the script as executable and run it, then verify that all files are backed up to the required directory.