Backup files to git repo before shutdown24 Jul 2020 1 min read.
I have a few files that I want to push to a remote repository just before shutdown. It could be many use cases, but mine is, I want my dotfiles synced to mbtamuli/dotfiles.
Well, the approach is simple
- setup a small script to do git push
- have a systemd service
- What? You thought there’d be a ton of steps? Sorry to dissapoint.
Create another file and do whatever you need
#!/bin/bash cd /path/to/git/repo git add . git commit -m "Daily Backup" git push origin master
Add executable permissions
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/backup_work.sh
Create a file at
/etc/systemd/system/backup-work.service. Change the user and group!
[Unit] Description=Backup files to git repo DefaultDependencies=no Before=shutdown.target reboot.target halt.target [Service] Type=oneshot User=mbtamuli Group=mbtamuli ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/backup_work.sh [Install] WantedBy=halt.target reboot.target shutdown.target