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Packed with practical, freely available backup and recovery solutions for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems — as well as various databases — this new guide is a complete overhaul of Unix Backup & Recovery by the same author, now revised and expanded with over 75% new material.

Backup & Recovery starts with a complete overview of backup philosophy and design, including the basic backup utilities of tar, dump, cpio, ntbackup, ditto, and rsync. It then explains several open source backup products that automate backups using those utilities, including AMANDA, Bacula, BackupPC, rdiff-backup, and rsnapshot. Backup & Recovery then explains how to perform bare metal recovery of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, VMWare, & Windows systems using freely-available utilities. The book also provides overviews of the current state of the commercial backup software and hardware market, including overviews of CDP, Data De-duplication, D2D2T, and VTL technology. Finally, it covers how to automate the backups of DB2, Exchange, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, and Sybase databases - without purchasing a commercial backup product to do so.

For environments of all sizes and budgets, this unique book shows you how to ensure data protection without resorting to expensive commercial solutions. You will soon learn to:

  • Automate the backup of popular databases without a commercial utility
  • Perform bare metal recovery of any popular open systems platform, including your PC or laptop
  • Utilize valuable but often unknown open source backup products
  • Understand the state of commercial backup software, including explanations of CDP and data de-duplication software
  • Access the current state of backup hardware, including Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs)

Book News Annotation:

In this resource for database and system administrators, Preston provides clear instructions for using open source tools to backup and recover vital systems. All types of systems needing protection are covered, from basic Linux, Windows, and Mac OS workstations to complex DB2, Oracle, and Sybase databases. He also presents clear criteria for evaluating both commercial and open source solutions as well as various types of backup hardware. Preston has been designing data-protection systems since 1993. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Packed with practical, affordable backup and recovery solutions for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and the Mac OS X system--as well as various databases--this new guide is a complete overhaul of the author's strong-selling "UNIX Backup & Recovery," now revised and expanded with over 40 percent new material.

Synopsis:

Packed with practical, freely available backup and recovery solutions for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems — as well as various databases — this new guide is a complete overhaul of Unix Backup & Recovery by the same author, now revised and expanded with over 75% new material. Backup & Recovery starts with a complete overview of backup philosophy and design, including the basic backup utilities of tar, dump, cpio, ntbackup, ditto, and rsync. It then explains several open source backup products that automate backups using those utilities, including AMANDA, Bacula, BackupPC, rdiff-backup, and rsnapshot. Backup & Recovery then explains how to perform bare metal recovery of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, VMWare, & Windows systems using freely-available utilities. The book also provides overviews of the current state of the commercial backup software and hardware market, including overviews of CDP, Data De-duplication, D2D2T, and VTL technology. Finally, it covers how to automate the backups of DB2, Exchange, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, and Sybase databases - without purchasing a commercial backup product to do so. For environments of all sizes and budgets, this unique book shows you how to ensure data protection without resorting to expensive commercial solutions. You will soon learn to: * Automate the backup of popular databases without a commercial utility * Perform bare metal recovery of any popular open systems platform, including your PC or laptop * Utilize valuable but often unknown open source backup products * Understand the state of commercial backup software, including explanations of CDP and data de-duplication software * Access the current state of backup hardware, including Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs)

About the Author

W. Curtis Preston has specialized in designing data protection systems since 1993, and has designed such systems for many environments, both large and small. His lively prose and wry, real-world approach has made him a popular author and speaker.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Introduction Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Backup Chapter 2: Backing It All Up Part 2: Open-Source Backup Utilities Chapter 3: Basic Backup and Recovery Utilities Chapter 4: Amanda Chapter 5: BackupPC Chapter 6: Bacula Chapter 7: Open-Source Near-CDP Part 3: Commercial Backup Chapter 8: Commercial Backup Utilities Chapter 9: Backup Hardware Part 4: Bare-Metal Recovery Chapter 10: Solaris Bare-Metal Recovery Chapter 11: Linux and Windows Chapter 12: HP-UX Bare-Metal Recovery Chapter 13: AIX Bare-Metal Recovery Chapter 14: Mac OS X Bare-Metal Recovery Part 5: Database Backup Chapter 15: Backing Up Databases Chapter 16: Oracle Backup and Recovery Chapter 17: Sybase Backup and Recovery Chapter 18: IBM DB2 Backup and Recovery Chapter 19: SQL Server Chapter 20: Exchange Chapter 21: PostgreSQL Chapter 22: MySQL Part 6: Potpourri Chapter 23: VMware and Miscellanea Chapter 24: It's All About Data Protection Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596102463
Author:
Preston, W. Curtis
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Preston, W.
Subject:
Electronic data processing
Subject:
Information Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
Data recovery (computer science)
Subject:
Disaster Recovery
Subject:
System Administration - Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
System Administration - Disaster & Recovery
Subject:
Internet-Information
Subject:
Exchange;Linux;MySQL;Oracle;SQL;Sysbase;Unix;Windows;backup;desktops;disaster recovery;free;recovery
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 x 1.4 in 2.28 lb

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Packed with practical, affordable backup and recovery solutions for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and the Mac OS X system--as well as various databases--this new guide is a complete overhaul of the author's strong-selling "UNIX Backup & Recovery," now revised and expanded with over 40 percent new material.
"Synopsis" by , Packed with practical, freely available backup and recovery solutions for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems — as well as various databases — this new guide is a complete overhaul of Unix Backup & Recovery by the same author, now revised and expanded with over 75% new material. Backup & Recovery starts with a complete overview of backup philosophy and design, including the basic backup utilities of tar, dump, cpio, ntbackup, ditto, and rsync. It then explains several open source backup products that automate backups using those utilities, including AMANDA, Bacula, BackupPC, rdiff-backup, and rsnapshot. Backup & Recovery then explains how to perform bare metal recovery of AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, VMWare, & Windows systems using freely-available utilities. The book also provides overviews of the current state of the commercial backup software and hardware market, including overviews of CDP, Data De-duplication, D2D2T, and VTL technology. Finally, it covers how to automate the backups of DB2, Exchange, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, and Sybase databases - without purchasing a commercial backup product to do so. For environments of all sizes and budgets, this unique book shows you how to ensure data protection without resorting to expensive commercial solutions. You will soon learn to: * Automate the backup of popular databases without a commercial utility * Perform bare metal recovery of any popular open systems platform, including your PC or laptop * Utilize valuable but often unknown open source backup products * Understand the state of commercial backup software, including explanations of CDP and data de-duplication software * Access the current state of backup hardware, including Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs)

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