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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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Backup Strategies

A backup strategy is the procedure used to ensure that as much data as possible can be restored when a disk fails or data is accidentally deleted. There are a number of backup strategies, each one having different strengths and weaknesses. The main consideration of a backup strategy is typically time—that is, how long it takes to restore a file, set of files, a file system, or the entire system, as well as how long it takes to perform the backups that allow this type of restore capability. A secondary consideration is the amount of backup media required.

The backup strategy typically consists of a periodic full backup, supplemented by a series of incremental backups.

Full Backups

As the name implies, a full backup consists of ...

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