Archive a directory using tar with current date

1. Backup “WebSphere” directory:

  • tar -C /opt/IBM -zpcvf /tmp/WebSphere.tar.gz  WebSphere
  • tar -tvf /tmp/WebSphere.tar.gz

2. Restore “WebSphere” directory:

  • mv /opt/IBM/WebSphere /opt/IBM/WebSphere_org (Note: Before restoring rename existing WebSphere directory)
  • tar -C /opt/IBM -pxvf /tmp/WebSphere.tar.gz
  • diff -r /opt/IBM/WebSphere /opt/IBM/WebSphere_org (Compare files between restored and original directory)

Following script can be used to automate the backup process of WebSphere directory:


DATE=`date +%d%m%y`

echo Archiving $PARENT_DIR/$DIR directory into $ARCHIVE



About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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