System Administrators Toolkit: Backing up key information

Keeping a copy of the vital information that makes up your Unix environment could mean the difference between working again after a failure in hours compared to days. In the latest of my System Administrators Toolkit guide, I examine how best to identify and then back up the files that make up your system – not the data, but the configuration files, drivers and other elements that make you system unique. In the article, I cover:

  • How to identify the right files, and what to consider
  • Simple script using tar to back up the files you want
  • Script for deleting files by date or age
  • Using rsync for backups

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