Windows-to-Linux roadmap: Part 8. Backup and recovery
- Check out the other parts in the Windows-to-Linux roadmap series.
The Linux Administrator's
Security Guide is a security guide with an excellent section on the
practicalities of Linux backup and recovery.
to Backing Up and Restoring Data is an overview that is independent of
operating system or system architecture. In this article, the author
explores backup techniques as well as planning backups.
Administration Made Easy is an older reference, but still useful, as
the general procedures and techniques for Linux have remained consistent.
- The Linux System
Administrator's Guide is an introduction to system administration of a
Linux system for novices.
- Securing and Optimizing Linux - A Hands on Guide (Red Hat Edition)
7. Backup and Restore is another good guide that includes a script
tar-based incremental backups.
- The TAO of Backup is an
interesting presentation of backup philosophy, presented as philosophy. It
is associated with a commercial product, but the information is well
The IBM developerWorks tutorial "Backing
up your Linux machines" walks you through the process of creating and
following through with a backup strategy.
Storing backup data and other bits on a CD is easy: learn how in the IBM
developerWorks article "Burning
CDs on Linux".
If you're transitioning to Linux from a Windows environment, you'll also
want to read the Technical
FAQ for Linux users.
- The Tivoli Storage Manager was voted Best Data Storage
Solution at LinuxWorld 2003. Learn more about Tivoli
Storage Manager for Linux from the Linux at IBM site.
- The Tivoli product page
has more information on Tivoli including security and privacy features.
File permissions and security are addressed in Chapter 3 of
the Introduction to Linux guide at the Linux Documentation Project.
- Find more resources for Linux developers in the developerWorks Linux zone.
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