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Old 03-31-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question Backup for Squirrel Mail


We are setting up a Linux Redhat 8.0 box running Squirrel Mail. I am searching for a backup solution to backup not only data, but also the system files. I want the ability to restore data and restore the entire system if the case warrants. Because of this, I fear tar will not suffice. In my windows world, I use Arcserve, however, neither Arcserve nor Veritas offer Redhat 8.x support. Will any agents, database, open file manager, etc be required to successfully backup a Squirrel Mail server

Any other suggestions as to a good backup solution?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 03-31-2003, 01:07 PM   #2
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Are you looking for tape backup, rsync offsite backup..?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:08 PM   #3
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Tape Backup. The server has an 80 gig drive, so probably a DLT solution.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
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What exactly is wrong with tar? This seems to be exactly what tar was created for (and not only seems to be, but in fact was).

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Old 04-01-2003, 10:09 AM   #5
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Can tar be used in a disaster recovery situation? I read somewhere that tar doesn't do system files. That is why I was staying away from it.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 06:41 PM   #6
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tar can backup any file it can read.

Now it is true that it's a bad idea to tar (or otherwise backup) special device files (such as those in /dev and pipes). Special files should always be created, never extracted.

The only good backup for those is a script that creates them.
 
  


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