2021-03-31 | GNU/Linux | Five Minute Crontab w/ Timestamp
If you want to back up a directory every five minutes using cron with a timestamp:
Using xz can be heavy. In this particular case, we are backing up text, so the overhead is worth it. We compiled fcron without sendmail, so the usual email redirect isn't necessary, at least for our config. Regardless, this article is mainly to document the BASH timestamp bit and the
*/5 notation for the crontab entry... so we're good.