developerWorks: Automate Backups on Linux
Jul 11, 2004, 11:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carlos Justiniano)
"The loss of critical data can prove devastating. Still,
millions of professionals ignore backing up their data. While
individual reasons vary, one of the most common explanations is
that performing routine backups can be a real chore. Because
machines excel at mundane and repetitive tasks, the key to reducing
the inherent drudgery and the natural human tendency for
procrastination, is to automate the backup process.
"If you use Linux, you already have access to extremely powerful
tools for creating custom backup solutions. The solutions in this
article can help you perform simple to more advanced and secure
network backups using open source tools that are part of nearly
every Linux distribution..."