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gm-zip+sign_backups - pack and sign backups of GNUmed databases

GM-ZIP+SIGN_BACKUPS(8) System Manager's Manual GM-ZIP+SIGN_BACKUPS(8)

NAME

gm-zip+sign_backups - pack and sign backups of GNUmed databases
 

SYNOPSIS

gm-zip+sign_backups
 

DESCRIPTION

The gm-zip+sign_backups script compresses and signs GNUmed database backups.
 
It is a really good idea to use it in a daily cron/anacron job to ensure that GNUmed patient data are safe against data loss. The Debian GNU/Linux packaged version of the GNUmed server installs such a cron job by default.
 

EXAMPLES

anacron
 
The following line could be added to a system's /etc/anacrontab to make sure it creates daily database backups for GNUmed:
 
1 15 gnumed-<your-company>-sign-backups /usr/bin/gm-zip+sign_backups.sh
 
cron
 
Add the following line to a crontab file to sign database backups at 12:47 and 19:47 every day:
 
47 12,19 * * * * /usr/bin/gm-zip+sign_backups.sh
 
PROCMAIL
 
It is useful to have a PROCMAIL rule for the digital notary server replies piping them into the stoarage area where the backups are kept.
 
 

SEE ALSO

gm-backup_database(8)
 
/etc/gnumed/gnumed-backup.conf
 
anacron(8)
 
cron(8)
 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Karsten Hilbert, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
2011 May 10th GNUmed database backup zip+sign