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Information Week: Close The Loop With Linux Backup And Restore

Aug 18, 1999, 22:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Diane E. Levine)

"Some say everything is connected in one big cycle. Year 2000-compliant BRU (Backup and Restore Utility) for Linux, version 15.0, supports that idea."

"I decided to make a backup of my Linux hard drive because I was afraid my inexperience with Red Hat 6.0 would cause me to lose valuable data. I acquired BRU after hearing recommendations from experienced Linux users and found I really needed to know Linux in order to install the product. To install BRU, I needed to be in the root account functioning as the system administrator. The root account is the most sensitive with all privileges; if I made an error during the installation, I could annihilate my Linux drive."

"While as a Linux beginner I was hesitant about the installation and backup, the manufacturer, Enhanced Software Technologies Inc., is no beginner. It has provided Unix backup utilities in different flavors for many years. And BRU is not a difficult installation if you already know what you're doing. Basically, you need to know the technical designation for the backup device you're using, the type and capacity of media being used, and the device name for the backup device before you start..."

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