Backup

Debian 4.0 has been released. It is recommended that you upgrade the system to latest version. Upgrading remote Debian server is a piece of cake :D

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How do you install and use rsync to synchronize files and directories from one location (or one server) to another location? – A common question asked by new sys admin.

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Almost 2 years back I wrote about recovering deleted text file with grep command under UNIX or Linux. Michael Stutz shows us how to recover deleted files using lsof command. From the article: There you are, happily playing around with an audio file you’ve spent all afternoon tweaking, and you’re thinking, “Wow, doesn’t it sound […]

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BBC news has published top 10 data disasters. Hard drives kept in dirty socks and the dangers of oiling your PC feature in a top 10 list of data disasters. Ontrack Data Recovery has unveiled its annual Top Ten list of remarkable data loss disasters in 2006. Taken from a global poll of Ontrack data […]

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Amanda is one the best open source Linux backup software. The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (AMANDA), is a backup system that allows the administrator to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts over network to tape drives/changers or disks or optical media. Novell Cool Solutions has published a […]

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Yet another reason to carry a Live Linux cd :) From the article: Everyone’s worst nightmare; the normal comforting hum of your computer is disturbed by clicking, pranging, banging… It happens to everyone because it’s inevitable (hard drives are mechanical, as sure as a car will break down your hard drive will fail eventually). However, […]

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This question asked again and again by a new Linux sys admins: How do I perform backups for my Linux operating system? So I am putting up all necessary information you ever need to know about backup. The main aim is to provide you necessary software, links and commands to get started as soon as […]

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