gm-zip+sign_backups man page

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

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).

Info

2011 May 10th GNUmed database backup zip+sign