"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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