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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Backing up your environment (Medium)

There are different types of backup. When you think of backing up your environment, it helps to think of how you want to restore it. Do you want to restore it quickly? Do you want to restore it from the bare bones? Do you want to invest more or less time doing the actual restoration process? Do you want to be granular about what you restore?

Getting ready

Debian has different software for all those types of backups. You should select the one that you feel comfortable with, and not try to find a feature-by-feature replica of what you had in your old environments, or try to use whatever the rest of the people are using on the Internet.

For a web server, you usually have two options: bare metal backup and restore ...

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