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Zmanda: When Bad Things Happen to Good Amanda Backup Servers

Jul 31, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"After purchasing a new tape library and evaluating several options for backup software you finally designed a backup strategy for your organization. You have spent considerable time on research and testing, you have set up your Amanda backups to reliably run according to your backup policy. The Amanda backup server has gone through a couple of dump cycles and after several tests you are confident you can reliably restore files from your backups. Your data recovery procedures are in a safe place, and you have accomplished what you had in mind... or have you?

"What happens if your backup server is compromised? To comprehensively protect against data loss, a well-executed backup plan must provide coverage for all types of situations and your Amanda backup server itself must be easily recoverable. You should anticipate and test the disaster recovery of your backup server several times under different scenarios..."

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