[CentOS] Ways To Practice Breaking My System?

Tue Feb 21 13:33:24 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Alex Walker <tech at alexwalker.org.uk> wrote:

> Hi All
> I've been looking into some ways to break a CentOS system so I can
> perform some simulated disaster recovery and get some hands-on practice
> with rescue mode and other system recovery tools. I'm thinking to start
> off with things like corrupting the password file with random
> characters, breaking grub.conf.
> I've been doing some research on the net, but would welcome any input
> from list members. Does anybody have any creative suggestions for ways
> to break the CentOS boot process?
If you want a real workout, try restoring your backups on a different
machine - where more hardware differences or raid layout changes can make
it harder.  It is also a realistic thing to need to do.  Grub isn't nearly
as likely to fail as a disk drive, motherboard, or power supply.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com