Solved

Tape Backup/Restore Options

Posted on 2004-10-02
3
551 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I will be setting up a Linux database serving using RedHat Linux 9 or Fedora and MySQL. The server will have a 4mm DDS4 tape drive in it. I would like to know what software is available (free or commercial) that will allow me to do full system backups and restore them quickly in case of failure. I will probably backup the database daily using mysqlsump or something like that and the entire OS less frequently. My concern is the OS. From what I understand, if you use TAR you have to reload Linux from CD before you can restore from tape. I need to be able to restore quickly from tape without having to reload the system. I want it to be simple enough that any of our techs could do it if I’m not around.
0
Comment
Question by:m9s999
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:owensleftfoot
owensleftfoot earned 125 total points
ID: 12209499
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 125 total points
ID: 12209585
Occasional full system backups via dump are probably the best from a full system restore perspective. Those backups can be used from a rescue mode boot off CD to restore the system. From a continuity of operations you'll want to have a regular backup schedule that incorporates full and incremental backups. I like to do monthly fulls and daily incrementals.

Probably the best commercial backup software is Legato Networker. It's a bit pricey, but can be well worth the expense for mission critical servers.
0
 

Author Comment

by:m9s999
ID: 12262934
Thanks for your input. I will spend som time evaluating both of your Suggestions
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Block sender e-mail address in Postfix 4 66
BASH script to modify crontab? 3 50
linux ssh 4 59
Run DOS2UNIX and then execute the command 21 52
Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now