Zenoss Backups

Create a zenoss user cron

sudo crontab -u zenoss -e

Use this lines to backup every day 10 AM.

HISTFILE=/home/zenoss/.bash_history
HOME=/home/zenoss
INSTANCE_HOME=/opt/zenoss
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/zenoss/lib
LOGNAME=zenoss
MAIL=/var/spool/mail/zenoss
PATH=/opt/zenoss/bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/zenoss/bin
PWD=/home/zenoss
PYTHONPATH=/opt/zenoss/lib/python
USER=zenoss
ZENHOME=/opt/zenoss
30 10 * * * /opt/zenoss/bin/zenbackup -v10

Note: When I not put the variables to the cron I get this error:
ERROR: $ZENHOME is not set.
This is usually caused by executing this command as root rather than as the zenoss user. Either define $ZENHOME or run this command as a different user.

Because I can’t find a nice solution on the internet I fix it to add the SET lines to the cron.

Create a cleanup job

sudo crontab -e

Use this line to cleanup the backups every sunday 12 AM

00 12 * * 7 root /usr/bin/find /opt/zenoss/backups -mtime +30 -type f -exec rm \{\} \;

Author: Thomas Faddegon

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