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RE: [SLE] Backups - How to
  • From: "Chris Geske" <lims@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 09:56:10 -0600
  • Message-id: <DNEDKEGJBHMMEKKKIIHDOENIHCAA.lims@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> From: Michael Satterwhite [mailto:satterwh@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 8:02 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] Backups - How to
>
>
> I'm now running my main box on Linux more than on Windows. My
> daily backups
> seem problematic, though.
>
> I have a Travan-5 tape drive that I use for backup. Every week, I
> backup the
> entire system to tape. On the other days, I backup everything that changed
> since the last full backup. I have this set to run (Windows) unattended at
> midnight, I just change tapes. Tapes are rotated, giving me the ability to
> get files back at any day over the last month.
>
> What can be used to accomplish this on Linux? Backup is a critical
> operation; I firmly believe that those who don't follow good backup
> procedures deserve what is inevitably going to happen.

Cron and tar. Tar can also do incremental backups, but if you can fit the
whole system on one tape, no need to do incremental, unless speed is a
factor.

--
Chris Geske
LIMS Manager / Northern Lake Service, Inc.
email: lims@xxxxxxxxxxxx



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