Backup & Recovery: Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems

By W. Curtis Preston

Packed with useful, freely to be had backup and restoration recommendations for Unix, Linux, home windows, and Mac OS X platforms -- in addition to numerous databases -- this new advisor is a whole overhaul of Unix Backup & Recovery via an analogous writer, now revised and improved with over seventy five% new material.

Backup & Recovery starts off with an entire evaluate of backup philosophy and layout, together with the elemental backup utilities of tar, sell off, cpio, ntbackup, ditto, and rsync. It then explains a number of open resource backup items that automate backups utilizing these utilities, together with AMANDA, Bacula, BackupPC, rdiff-backup, and rsnapshot. Backup & Recovery then explains the right way to practice naked steel restoration of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, VMWare, & home windows platforms utilizing freely-available utilities. The publication additionally presents overviews of the present nation of the industrial backup software program and marketplace, together with overviews of CDP, facts De-duplication, D2D2T, and VTL expertise. ultimately, it covers find out how to automate the backups of DB2, trade, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, and Sybase databases - with no buying a advertisement backup product to do so.

For environments of all sizes and budgets, this designated e-book exhibits you the way to make sure info safeguard with no resorting to dear advertisement options. you'll soon research to:

  • Automate the backup of well known databases with out a advertisement utility
  • Perform naked steel restoration of any renowned open platforms platform, together with your laptop or laptop
  • Utilize helpful yet usually unknown open resource backup products
  • Understand the nation of business backup software program, together with motives of CDP and knowledge de-duplication software
  • Access the present kingdom of backup undefined, together with digital Tape Libraries (VTLs)

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You need to become aware of, in spite of the fact that, that each switch you are making has a possible for info loss. a typical thread that you'll locate during this ebook is that each time the individual enters into the equation, issues can get it wrong. you can be the easiest shell or Perl hacker on the planet, and you'll nonetheless make blunders. If It’s no longer Baroque, Don’t repair It Baroque wanted solving. Come on! One consistent pace? And the harpsichord? It needed to move. fortunately, Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the piano in 1709 and gave us an tool which may play loud (fortissimo) and quiet (piano)—hence its identify. almost immediately after that, the Classical interval begun, and track began altering in pace and feeling. but when it’s now not damaged, don’t repair it! You’ve heard it prior to, yet given the danger that every swap makes, it is going double within the backup international. As you learn this ebook or a few journal, or check with different directors, you are going to certainly get a hold of a listing of items that you simply want you have been doing. be aware of the holes, or eventualities that your backup and restoration plan simply doesn't hide. fear concerning the indisputable fact that none of your volumes are kept off-site ahead of you consider engaged on that cool menu application you’ve been eager to write in your restores. determine you’re protecting all of the bases prior to you begin decorating the stands. prior to you think about creating a new switch, wonder if anything else is extra very important and if the swap is absolutely beneficial and price the chance. tracking Your Backups | forty nine Following right improvement methods Don’t make a brand new switch in your backup procedure after which roll it out to your entire machines instantly. try out it on a improvement approach, or larger but, on a approach that you simply don’t commonly again up. That approach you aren’t placing any backups in jeopardy. one other solid perform is to check the swap in parallel with what you’re already doing. the larger the swap, the extra vital it's to do a parallel conversion. this can be very true if you’re utilizing a brand new strategy instead of simply improving your present one. Don’t cease utilizing your outdated process till you’re yes that the hot one works! stick with a plan just like this: • attempt backup alterations someplace the place they honestly won’t harm anyone in the event that they do anything like, oh, crash the process! • attempt the operation on a small scale on one method, utilizing it within the comparable demeanour as you are going to in construction. for instance, while you are going to do either distant and native backups with this application, try out either on a small scale. • attempt to simulate each power blunders the process may possibly stumble upon: – Eject a quantity in the midst of the backup. – Write-protect a quantity. – Reboot the method you're backing up whereas it truly is backing up. – Drop the community connection, and gear down a disk force. – understand the process and the mistakes for which it's checking out, and simulate every one to check that component of your procedure. • try out on a small variety of structures, ideally in parallel along with your present technique. • for those who roll it out to all structures, certainly accomplish that in parallel. one of many methods you are able to do this is often to squeeze your entire backups onto as few volumes as you could, then use the leftover drives to do the recent backup in parallel.

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