In today's world, data is very valuable. Every action on the computing devices generates data from which value can be derived. For example, large E-commerce companies like Amazon track our activity on their website and generate advertisements and recommendation according to our previous choices. Since data and information is valuable, we must have a secure backup of it for easy recovery in case of data loss.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://iq.opengenus.org/automated-backup-in-linux-using-shell-scripting-and-crontab-scheduler/