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Linux.com: Linux and Windows NT 4.0: Basic Administration - Part III

Oct 05, 2000, 19:55 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Campbell)

"Back-ups are a crucial part of server administration, and ironically enough, the most typical point of failure. The typical cause of failure is generally the fault of poor administration. The administrator sets the back-ups to run and doesn't check their progress. All too often, the failure of a back-up is discovered when an attempt is made to recover."

"There are many strategies when planning back-ups, the pros and cons of which are all debatable. We will instead focus here on the methods used to backup."

"Windows NT still has the backup command from its DOS ancestor, and for the most part, it is suggested that this is left with DOS in the dark and dusty annals of computer history. This program is limited to drive to drive copying and does not really count on using tape drives, unless the tape drive were to be somehow mounted as a letter, an occurance which does not occur in Windows NT."

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