I have started rman backups into a local directories on the 3 production machines. There are no tape drives. I am writing this script to run after the backups and copy the latest set to another host, round robbin so every box will copy backups to the next one in a circle. The rman process writes to a dir where it keeps 6 sets and deletes the oldest. I just want to copy the newest per above.
Our bash on solaris looks fairly 'light' as date has no -d option so all the web examples wont work.
But I was overengineering anyway, stecal's approach of correctly using 'find' grabs the latest filenames for my array and all that is left is to SCP and I am done. I was sidetracked since date is in the filename also.
Phase II is to get the net admin to sweep all 3 2ndary locations to tape after my scripts run.