Why backups are important
How to use S.M.A.R.T. to predict hard drive failures before they occur
How to create simple backups using the tar command
How to devise a simple backup strategy
Nothing can ever go wrong with my computer and I will never lose my data. <sarcasm>Right</sarcasm>.
I have experienced data loss for a myriad of reasons, many of them my own fault. Keeping decent backups has always enabled me to continue with minimal interruption. In Chapter 17 of this volume, we looked at some of the many ways in which data can be lost, ...