What To Back Up?

Daniel teletautala at gmail.com
Fri May 23 10:25:36 MDT 2008


I say image the box and backup data.  I use clonezilla to image and
mysqldump to backup the database and rysnc to backup the webpages on
my website.  If it is an email server backup the emails using rsync or
something.  I love the idea of subversion.

-Daniel

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 9:44 PM, Brad Midgley <bmidgley at xmission.com> wrote:
> Kimball
>
>> backing up /etc/, /var/lib/mysql/ (customer databases are important)
>
> if you're going to back up the database binaries directly, the database
> server should be stopped. Another approach is to do something like
> mysqldump, but if you're not using transactions your backup might be
> racing with write activity.
>
> Brad
>
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