Chapter 20. Managing Data: Backup, Restoring, and Recovery

Maybe you’ve heard it a hundred times, perhaps not at all, but it’s true: You will lose data one time or another. It’s a question of when, not if.

Bad things happen to good data. A group of computer users in an office working on a Linux file server share data in a folder named SHARE. One of the users accidentally deletes a very important file in that folder that all other users use. No fear—because you backed up the system, a quick restore will be able to get that file back in place, as long as the backup was originally ...

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