I want to automate backups on my webspace. My provider allows for cronjobs to be executed once a day. I have already implemented a cronjob that backs up my database with mySQLdumper, using a perl script. Now I want to use a script that backs up all my files in a specific folder (e.g. /folder/), zips them and moves them to /backups/

Is there a way to do so? If yes, could you recommend a good perl script template that lets me easily modify it so I can use it the way I want? Ideally, it would also have the feature to exclude certain file types, like jpg, gif and png.

  • Does it have to be a perl script? A shell script calling gzip would work just fine too. – pritaeas Aug 22 '12 at 14:48

If you want to create backsups by simply copying files from one folder to another try rsyncbackup which is a perlscript that does easy backups with rsync


You can set a cronjob to execute the script

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