[CentOS] question about backup regimens

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Nov 8 20:50:12 UTC 2007

Marty Landman wrote:
> I need to recommend some backup options for a web server running 
> CentOS 4.1. The client prefers using a tape drive as their backup 
> device and has access to safe offsite storage. I was thinking of 
> system backups weekly and differential backups nightly but don't know 
> what software to recommend for the differential b/u's. For full 
> backups I can just schedule a tar and compress using cron.
> Any recommendations would be appreciated.
> Marty

if the website uses some sort of sql database, and your backup software 
isn't explicitly database aware, remember to dump the database and 
backup the dump rather than the raw DB files...

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