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 Backing up a Unix(-like) system

Great article on the thought processes you should go through to set up your backups.

"A proper backup contains far more than just your data. It also contains the data about your data: the metadata. It will also contain all the specific file system attributes and special devices to make your operating system work. It is vital that the target medium/software of your backup supports all these. As an extreme example, you shouldn't backup an Ext3 file system on FAT32. This chapter discusses these metadata and special files."
Backing up a Unix(-like) system

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Oct 17, 2006 )


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