Chapter 21. Disaster Recovery

Even if you apply all the techniques and utilities in this book and a dozen more, you may one day face disaster: your host or network may fail. Therefore, Maximum Linux Security closes with a chapter to help you prepare for that contingency.

What Is Disaster Recovery?

Quite simply, disaster recovery is the act of rebounding after your data has been destroyed.

Why You Need a Disaster Recovery-Contingency Plan

Throughout this book, we've focused chiefly on human acts of malice. However, many other threats (human and otherwise) can jeopardize your system, including

  • Force majeure—. Acts of nature (volcanic eruptions, fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tidal waves) can wipe out entire network operation centers.

  • Innocent ...

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