What To Back Up?

Lonnie Olson lists at kittypee.com
Thu May 22 11:57:27 MDT 2008


On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Kimball Larsen
<kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
> I have heard (and shared) differing opinions about what bits of a linux box
> really should be backed up in order to resurrect a system after something
> like catastrophic hard drive failure.
>
> I am curious what the consensus is here.

What you backup will depend on what kind of data protection, and time
to recovery you expect.
If your server is critical, and downtime is very expensive, then you
have no choice but complete backup, perhaps even a hot spare.
If the server is important, but space for backups is limited, then you
should backup all data and configuration.
If the server is not important, but the data is, then just backup the data.

--lonnie



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