|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Introduction to System Administration
|Chapter 8. Planning for Disaster
This section includes various resources that can be used to learn more about disaster recovery and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific subject matter discussed in this chapter.
The following resources are installed in the course of a typical Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation and can help you learn more about the subject matter discussed in this chapter.
tar(1) man page — Learn how to archive data.
dump(8) man page — Learn how to dump file system contents.
restore(8) man page — Learn how to retrieve file system contents saved by dump.
cpio(1) man page — Learn how to copy files to and from archives.
find(1) man page — Learn how to search for files.
amanda(8) man page — Learn more about the commands that are part of the AMANDA backup system.
Files in /usr/share/doc/amanda-server-<version>/ — Learn more about AMANDA by reviewing these various documents and example files.
http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/ — The Red Hat support homepage provides easy access to various resources related to the support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
http://www.disasterplan.com/ — An interesting page with links to many sites related to disaster recovery. Includes a sample disaster recovery plan.
http://web.mit.edu/security/www/isorecov.htm — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Information Systems Business Continuity Planning homepage contains several informative links.
http://www.linux-backup.net/ — An interesting overview of many backup-related issues.
http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-07/guru_01.html — A good article from Linux Magazine on the more technical aspects of producing backups under Linux.
http://www.amanda.org/ — The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (AMANDA) homepage. Contains pointers to the various AMANDA-related mailing lists and other online resources.
The following books discuss various issues related to disaster recovery, and are good resources for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators:
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Includes a chapter on system recovery, which could be useful in bare metal restorations.
Unix Backup & Recovery by W. Curtis Preston; O'Reilly & Associates — Although not written specifically for Linux systems, this book provides in-depth coverage into many backup-related issues, and even includes a chapter on disaster recovery.