Seeking simple, quick backup
Hello, I would like a quick, simple, manual way to backup my code at the end of the day.
Currently, when I'm done programming on my school's Linux cluster for the day I log out, which leaves me at another Linux computer that I have to pass through to get to the cluster. To save my code, I use the scp command as follows (where yyyymmdd is the date):
This method works well: it's quick, simple, and notes the date of the backup and I control it (and I could probably even figure a way to write a script to make it a single command, if I made the effort). But it also changes the copied files' dates, which I do not like.
$ mkdir myproj.bak.yyyymmdd
$ cd myproj.bak.yyyymmdd
$ scp cluster.myschool.edu:project_directory/* .
... (files copied) ...
Is there an quick, easy backup method, which I can use on command, which will date stamp the backup files?
Note that I am using a Bash shell and that the cluster's disk space is not to be used for backup.