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CHAPTER 16 Backup Procedures

16.2 Backup strategies

Take a full dump of all the file systems soon after installation and personalizing the system. After this periodically take full backups of all file systems, e.g. weekly or monthly, and take incremental backups of all file systems weekly or daily, if needed. If your system is heavily used for file storage, or if the data stored there are hard to reproduce backup your file systems daily. Set up and stick to a regular schedule.

Backups should be done on quiescent file systems. This can be either single user mode, or with no one on the system, e.g. late at night.

16.2.1 - Full backups
16.2.2 - Incremental backups

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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