Backup & Recovery: Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems

Backup & Recovery: Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems

W. Curtis Preston

Language: English

Pages: 768

ISBN: 0596102461

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Packed with practical, freely available backup and recovery solutions for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems -- as well as various databases -- this new guide is a complete overhaul of Unix Backup & Recovery by the same author, now revised and expanded with over 75% new material.

Backup & Recovery starts with a complete overview of backup philosophy and design, including the basic backup utilities of tar, dump, cpio, ntbackup, ditto, and rsync. It then explains several open source backup products that automate backups using those utilities, including AMANDA, Bacula, BackupPC, rdiff-backup, and rsnapshot. Backup & Recovery then explains how to perform bare metal recovery of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, VMWare, & Windows systems using freely-available utilities. The book also provides overviews of the current state of the commercial backup software and hardware market, including overviews of CDP, Data De-duplication, D2D2T, and VTL technology. Finally, it covers how to automate the backups of DB2, Exchange, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, and Sybase databases - without purchasing a commercial backup product to do so.

For environments of all sizes and budgets, this unique book shows you how to ensure data protection without resorting to expensive commercial solutions. You will soon learn to:

  • Automate the backup of popular databases without a commercial utility
  • Perform bare metal recovery of any popular open systems platform, including your PC or laptop
  • Utilize valuable but often unknown open source backup products
  • Understand the state of commercial backup software, including explanations of CDP and data de-duplication software
  • Access the current state of backup hardware, including Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs)

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as well? Your company would suffer an extra day or so of downtime, but you have already determined that this is affordable. The $6,000-a-year solution is probably much more appropriate for this environment. However, are you protecting yourself from everything that you should be? Are you in an area that is prone to natural disasters and yet have no protection against that sort of event? Maybe you need to consider a different type of off-site storage. If you have a customer base that needs the data

and many have made national news. If you do lose data due to any one of these, it’s very different from other types of data loss. While you may recover the data, you can never be sure of what happened to the data while it wasn’t in your possession. Therefore, you need to do everything you can to ensure that this never happens. If you want to protect yourself from losing data in this manner, I highly recommend reading the book from which I borrowed this list, Practical Unix and Internet Security,

accomplish the important task of copying data from one place to another, and usually copying into another format (for example, tar). None of these tools have any built-in scheduling abilities, nor can they make a catalog to keep track of the backups that you make with them. If you want to perform these tasks, you’ll need some type of wrapper and scheduling application. This could be a simple batch script and a scheduled task on a Windows system, a shell script and cron entry on a Unix or Mac OS

patience as it gelled in my head. AIX bare-metal recovery Contributed by Mark Perino. I think you are the fastest writer on the team. HP-UX bare-metal recovery Contributed by Eric Stahl and Ron Goodwyn. Great collaborative effort, guys. xxiv | Preface Linux and Windows bare-metal recovery Contributed by Reed Robins. Maybe we can do it this way, or that way, or that way! Did I change the scope of the chapter enough? Thanks. Mac OS X bare-metal recovery Contributed by Leon Towns-von Stauber.

.amandahosts file to enable authentication between client and server. 5. Edit configuration files amanda.conf and disklist. 6. Add client configuration to the disklist file. 7. Set up the device (create device nodes or directories) if you are using virtual tapes. 8. Label the media (tapes or vtapes) using amlabel. 9. Configure a cron job to schedule Amanda backup runs. 10. Run amcheck to verify that there are no problems with configuration, client/ server communications, the holding disk, or the

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