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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 7. Backing Up OS X Server

Goals

• Back up OS X Server

• Restore OS X Server

As much as we might hope otherwise, problems do occur and sometimes that leads to the need to recover a server whose hardware or software has failed. To help protect against failures, a proven backup system needs to be utilized. Although there are many backup choices on the market, OS X since v10.5 has had Time Machine built in. When used with OS X Server, it can provide a functional, low-cost, and simple backup solution.

Reference 7.1. Backup Concepts

There are a number of considerations when it comes to backing up computers. You need to decide when and how often it gets backed up, where it gets backed up, and how often the backup media is rotated.

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