In this chapter, you will learn about
• Selecting a backup medium
• Selecting a backup strategy
• Using Linux backup utilities
One of the key roles you must perform as a Linux system administrator is to ensure that the data on the systems you are responsible for is protected. One of the best ways you can do this is to back up the data by archiving the files and folders in your file system. Creating an archive creates a redundant copy of the data so that if a disaster occurs, the data can be restored.
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