Automatic Backups on Linux (IBM)

Darn them. They just wrote the article I was planning to write and get famous with: Automatic backups over SSH with Keychain and Scp... well, I suggest to use rsync instead. That way it's fast enough to regularly run over internet without even using a lot of bandwidth. (See "Tiny Backup Script with Rsync" under "You might also like".)

By the way, look at their crontab:
34 3 * * * /home/backups/remote_db_backup.sh
34 20 * * * /home/backups/remote_db_backup.sh

Could've simply written:
34 3,20 * * * /home/backups/remote_db_backup.sh

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