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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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The Implementation

The backup implementation for our systems will consist of two parts. During the day we will take copies of key system files into an archive area and during the evening we will perform a full system backup. You may think we are cheating a bit because none of our systems have 80-GB databases with 2-hour backup windows. But we can't account for all situations, and systems that fall into this category tend to be prime candidates for third-party products that enable online backups to be taken. The purpose of this book, though, is to show how to use Solaris and the tools that come with it.

System File Backup

The script archiveFiles is called four times a day from the root crontab file (see below). It takes a backup of key system ...

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