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.