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Mastering Ubuntu Server by Jay LaCroix

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Chapter 14. Preventing and Recovering from Disasters

In an enterprise network, a disaster can strike at any time. As administrators, we always do our best to design the most stable and fault-tolerant server implementations we possibly can, but what matters most is how we are able to deal with disasters. As stable as server hardware generally is, any component of a server can fail at any time. In the face of a disaster, we need a plan. How can you attempt to recover data from a failed disk? What do you do when your server all of a sudden decides it doesn't want to boot? How do you re-image a server quickly to get it back online? These are just some of the questions we'll answer as we take a look at several ways we can prevent and recover from disasters. ...

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