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Backup and Recovery Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems

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ISBN-10: 0596102461

ISBN-13: 9780596102463

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: W. Curtis Preston

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

W. Curtis Preston has specialized in designing data protection systems since 1993, and has designed such systems for many environments, both large and small. His lively prose and wry, real-world approach has made him a popular author and speaker.

Preface
Introduction
The Philosophy of Backup Champagne Backup on a Beer Budget
Why Should I Read This Book? Why Back Up?
Wax On, Wax Off: Finding a Balance
Backing It All Up Don't Skip
This Chapter! Deciding Why You Are Backing Up
Deciding What to Back Up Deciding When to Back Up
Deciding How to Back Up
Storing Your Backups
Testing Your Backups
Monitoring Your Backups
Following Proper Development
Procedures Unrelated Miscellanea Good Luck
Open-Source Backup Utilities
Basic Backup and Recovery Utilities
An Overview Backing Up and Restoring with ntbackup
Using System Restore in Windows
Backing Up with the dump Utility Restoring with the restore
Utility Limitations of dump and restore
Features to Check For Backing Up and Restoring with the cpio
Utility Backing Up and Restoring with the tar
Utility Backing Up and Restoring with the dd
Utility Using rsync Backing Up and Restoring with the ditto
Utility Comparing tar, cpio, and dump
Using ssh or rsh as a Conduit Between Systems
Amanda Summary of Important Features Configuring Amanda Backing Up
Clients via NFS or Samba Amanda Recovery Community and Support Options Future Plans
BackupPC BackupPC Features How BackupPC
Works Installation How-To Starting BackupPC
Per-Client Configuration The BackupPC
Community The Future of BackupPC
Bacula Bacula Architecture Bacula Features
An Example Configuration Advanced Features Future Directions
Open-Source Near-CDP rsync with Snapshots rsnapshot rdiff-backup
Commercial Backup
Commercial Backup Utilities
What to Look For Full Support of Your Platforms Backup of Raw Partitions
Backup of Very Large Filesystems and Files
Aggressive Requirements
Simultaneous Backup of Many Clients to One Drive Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Backup
Simultaneous Backup of One Client to Many Drives
Data Requiring Special Treatment Storage Management
Features
Reduction in Network Traffic Support of a Standard or Custom Backup
Format Ease of Administration Security
Ease of Recovery Protection of the Backup
Index Robustness
Automation Volume
Verification Cost
Vendor Final Thoughts
Backup Hardware Decision Factors
Using Backup Hardware
Tape Drives
Optical Drives
Automated Backup
Hardware Disk Targets
Bare-Metal Recovery
Solaris Bare-Metal Recovery
Using Flash Archive Preparing for an Interactive
Restore Setup of a Noninteractive
Restore Final Thoughts
Linux and Windows How It Works
The Steps in Theory Assumptions
Alt-Boot Full Image Method
Alt-Boot Partition Image Method Live Method
Alt-Boot Filesystem Method
Automate Bare-Metal
Recovery with G4L Commercial Solutions
HP-UX Bare-Metal
Recovery System
Recovery with Ignite-UX
Planning for Ignite-UX Archive
Storage and Recovery Implementation
Example System
Cloning Security System
Recovery and Disk Mirroring
AIX Bare-Metal Recovery
IBM's mksysb and savevg Utilities
Backing Up with mksysb Setting Up
NIM savevg Operations
Verifying a mksysb or savevg Backup
Restoring an AIX System with mksysb System Cloning
Mac OS X Bare-Metal Recovery
How It Works
A Sample Bare-Metal Recovery
Database Backup
Backing Up Databases Can It Be Done?
Confusion: The Mysteries of Database Architecture
The Muck Stops Here: Databases in Plain
English What's the Big Deal?
Database Structure An Overview of a Page Change
ACID Compliance
What Can Happen to an RDBMS?
Backing Up an RDBMS Restoring an RDBMS
Documentation and Testing Uniqu