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The current shell server i am using returns bogus output for commands like df. Mind the negative value for 1-k blocks.

timvw@localhost:~$ df

Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 -780429856382 1 74% /

It thought it would be a good idea to have a backup once in a while, but most of the times when i did it, i forgot to backup my database. So i wrote a little backup.script that remembers to do that for me.

#!/bin/bash
############################################################################### 
# Generate a backup file of homedirectory and database
# Author: Tim Van Wassenhove <timvw@users.sourceforge.net>
# Update: 2005-09-16 01:56:00
###############################################################################
# dump database
mysqldump -u username -ppassword -h invalid.org dbname > ~/mysql.dmp

# generate gzipped archive of homedirectory
tar -czf /tmp/backup.tgz ~

# move backup to homedirectory and change name
mv /tmp/backup.tgz ~/madoka-\`date +%F\`.tgz

# remove database dump
rm ~/mysql.dmp