13.8 Further Backup Topics

13.8 Further Backup Topics

This chapter covers the basics of manual backups for small systems. However, once you get into larger operations, there is much more to explore:

  • Automated backups. Amanda (http://www.amanda.org/) is a popular, powerful, and free automatic network backup package (that is, after you figure out how it works).

  • Tape changers. The Linux mtx command can operate a tape changer and autoloader.

  • Backups with Samba.

  • Commercial backup systems such as BRU.

  • Database backup systems (Oracle and the like).

A good, comprehensive, and detailed guide to backups (especially for large organizations) is Unix Backup and Recovery [Preston].