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Ubuntu Server Essentials by Abdelmonam Kouka

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Backuping and restoring

The tools and procedures that we saw in this chapter until now allow us to raise the server security level and enhance the ability to block attacks, but what if we are being attacked? In some cases, we can investigate and clean up the system, but in most cases, neither the time nor the means allow us to do that, and the best solution is to restore a healthy backed up image of the system. The backup and restore procedures solve not only problems related to attacks, but also problems related to data loss that are caused by human mistakes or physical accidents such as a server room fire.

In the following section, you will discover how to perform a backup/restore of Ubuntu Server in more than one way with more than one tool. ...

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