"In this article Mark Rais offers beginning Linux web
administrators some guidance with regard to proper back up and
restore of a dynamic website to help prevent a catastrophic moment.
"Maybe it is just coincidence. I meet a colleague for lunch and
he tells me that he does not regularly backup the business
"Later on the same day, I visit a client site and the tech staff
joke about who backs up their MySQL DB. It seems the engineer named
"who knows" performs their backups.
"When I arrive at home, there are a few emails about a website
outage, and pleas for my assistance since they did not backup the
website. I can tell you these folks can kiss their dynamic database
driven website goodbye.
"The fact is that if you run a business website, you need to
perform proper backups, and not just the stuff that gets put on a
tape and thrown in a closet each evening.
"I am writing this article specifically for those beginning
Linux web administrators who need to know how to properly backup
their website. Just because you're new to Linux and web serving
does not mean it is difficult or that you should try to avoid
performing proper website backups."
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