Packed with practical, freely available backup and recoverysolutions for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems -- as wellas various databases -- this new guide is a complete overhaul ofUnix Backup & Recovery by the same author, now revisedand expanded with over 75% new material.
Backup & Recovery starts with a complete overview ofbackup philosophy and design, including the basic backup utilitiesof tar, dump, cpio, ntbackup, ditto, and rsync. It then explainsseveral open source backup products that automate backups usingthose utilities, including AMANDA, Bacula, BackupPC, rdiff-backup,and rsnapshot. Backup & Recovery then explains how toperform bare metal recovery of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris,VMWare, & Windows systems using freely-available utilities. Thebook also provides overviews of the current state of the commercialbackup software and hardware market, including overviews of CDP,Data De-duplication, D2D2T, and VTL technology. Finally, it covershow to automate the backups of DB2, Exchange, MySQL, Oracle,PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, and Sybase databases - without purchasing acommercial backup product to do so.
For environments of all sizes and budgets, this unique bookshows you how to ensure data protection without resorting toexpensive commercial solutions. You will soon learn to:
Automate the backup of popular databases without a commercialutility
Perform bare metal recovery of any popular open systemsplatform, including your PC or laptop
Utilize valuable but often unknown open source backupproducts
Understand the state of commercial backup software, includingexplanations of CDP and data de-duplication software
Access the current state of backup hardware, including VirtualTape Libraries (VTLs)