I run a relatively simple server with a couple of web sites that I maintain.
I set up a crontab to dump the mysql and zip up the PHP daily. Rotating over a week I have 7 increments of whatever has been going on. I then use the same crontab to copy them off the server onto another.
Using the mysql bit as an example I have
16 3 * * tue mysqldump filename > /var/backups/b-Tuesday/filename.sql 16 3 * * wed mysqldump filename > /var/backups/b-Wednesday/filename.sql [etc]
This repeats for the PHP getting zipped up for each of the sites and again for the scp part of the process.
Is there a way to have a daily job for each site that knows to save it to the relevant day's backup folder rather than having 7 jobs for each thing I'm backing up?