Best Practices for Installing Custom Scripts



  • I'm wondering what the best approach is for installing custom scripts for ease of maintenance (and if possible surviving an upgrade).

    I want to run a couple of small scripts triggered by a cron job to do some custom logging.

    Best place to store/run the script from?

    How to best backup/restore the cron tab entry when doing an update (or a reinstall if the SSD dies)?

    Thanks.



  • How to best backup/restore the cron tab entry when doing an update (or a reinstall if the SSD dies)?

    Use the Cron package. That provides a GUI for you to add/modify cron jobs, which are saved in the config and the crontab is automatically created from the config.

    I will let someone else suggest where is best to put your own scripts.



  • Thanks, that's half the problem solved.  If someone could make a suggestion as to best practices for storing/backup/recovery of custom scripts that would be much appreciated.