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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

    1. Chapter 1 Preparing for the Worst

      1. My Dad Was Right
      2. Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan
      3. Step 1: Define (Un)acceptable Loss
      4. Step 2: Back Up Everything
      5. Step 3: Organize Everything
      6. Step 4: Protect Against Disasters
      7. Step 5: Document What You Have Done
      8. Step 6: Test, Test, Test
      9. Put It All Together
    2. Chapter 2 Backing It All Up

      1. Don’t Skip This Chapter!
      2. Why Should You Read This Book?
      3. How Serious Is Your Company About Backups?
      4. You Can Find a Balance
      5. Deciding What to Back Up
      6. Deciding When to Back Up
      7. Deciding How to Back Up
      8. Storing Your Backups
      9. Testing Your Backups
      10. Monitoring Your Backups
      11. Following Proper Development Procedures
      12. Unrelated Miscellanea
      13. Good Luck
  2. Freely Available Filesystem Backup & Recovery Utilities

    1. Chapter 3 Native Backup & Recovery Utilities

      1. An Overview
      2. Backing Up with the dump Utility
      3. Restoring with the restore Utility
      4. Limitations of dump and restore
      5. Features to Check For
      6. Backing Up and Restoring with the cpio Utility
      7. Backing Up and Restoring with the tar Utility
      8. Backing Up and Restoring with the dd Utility
      9. Comparing tar, cpio, and dump
      10. How Do I Read This Volume?
    2. Chapter 4 Free Backup Utilities

      1. The hostdump.sh Utility
      2. The infback.sh, oraback.sh, and syback.sh Utilities
      3. A Really Fast tar Utility: star
      4. Recording Configuration Data: The SysAudit Utility
      5. Displaying Host Information: The SysInfo Utility
      6. Performing Remote Detections: The queso Utility
      7. Mapping Your Network: The nmap Utility
      8. AMANDA
  3. Commercial Filesystem Backup & Recovery Utilities

    1. Chapter 5 Commercial Backup Utilities

      1. What to Look For
      2. Full Support of Your Platforms
      3. Backup of Raw Partitions
      4. Backup of Very Large Filesystems and Files
      5. Simultaneous Backup of Many Clients to One Drive
      6. Simultaneous Backup of One Client to Many Drives
      7. Data Requiring Special Treatment
      8. Storage Management Features
      9. Reduction in Network Traffic
      10. Support of a Standard or Custom Backup Format
      11. Ease of Administration
      12. Security
      13. Ease of Recovery
      14. Protection of the Backup Index
      15. Robustness
      16. Automation
      17. Volume Verification
      18. Cost
      19. Vendor
      20. Conclusions
    2. Chapter 6 High Availability

      1. What Is High Availability?
      2. HA Building Blocks
      3. Commercial HA Solutions
      4. The Impact of an HA Solution
  4. Bare-Metal Backup & Recovery Methods

    1. Chapter 7 SunOS/Solaris

      1. What About Fire?
      2. Homegrown Bare-Metal Recovery
      3. Recovering a SunOS/Solaris System
    2. Chapter 8 Linux

      1. How It Works
      2. A Sample Bare-Metal Recovery
    3. Chapter 9 Compaq Tru64 Unix

      1. Compaq’s btcreate Utility
      2. Homegrown Bare-Metal Recovery
    4. Chapter 10 HP-UX

      1. HP’s make_recovery Utility
      2. The copyutil Utility
      3. Using dump and restore
    5. Chapter 11 IRIX

      1. SGI’s Backup and Restore Utilities
      2. System Recovery with Backup Tape
      3. Homegrown Bare-Metal Recovery
    6. Chapter 12 AIX

      1. IBM’s mksysb Utility
      2. IBM’s Sysback/6000 Utility
      3. System Cloning
  5. Database Backup & Recovery

    1. Chapter 13 Backing Up Databases

      1. Can It Be Done?
      2. Confusion: The Mysteries of Database Architecture
      3. The Muck Stops Here: Databases in Plain English
      4. What’s the Big Deal?
      5. Database Structure
      6. An Overview of a Page Change
      7. What Can Happen to an RDBMS?
      8. Backing Up an RDBMS
      9. Restoring an RDBMS
      10. Documentation and Testing
      11. Unique Database Requirements
    2. Chapter 14 Informix Backup & Recovery

      1. Informix Architecture
      2. Automating Informix Startup: The dbstart.informix.sh Script
      3. Protect the Physical Log, Logical Log, and sysmaster
      4. Which Backup Utility Should I Use?
      5. Physical Backups Without a Storage Manager: ontape
      6. Physical Backups with a Storage Manager: onbar
      7. Recovering Informix
      8. Logical Backups
    3. Chapter 15 Oracle Backup & Recovery

      1. Oracle Architecture
      2. Physical Backups Without a Storage Manager
      3. Physical Backups with a Storage Manager
      4. Managing the Archived Redologs
      5. Recovering Oracle
      6. Logical Backups
      7. A Broken Record
    4. Chapter 16 Sybase Backup & Recovery

      1. Sybase Architecture
      2. Physical Backups Without a Storage Manager
      3. Physical Backups with a Storage Manager
      4. Recovering Sybase
      5. Logical Backups
      6. An Ounce of Prevention . . .
  6. Backup & Recovery Potpourri

    1. Chapter 17 ClearCase Backup & Recovery

      1. ClearCase Architecture
      2. VOB Backup and Recovery Procedures
      3. View Backup and Recovery Procedures
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 18 Backup Hardware

      1. Choosing on a Backup Drive
      2. Using Backup Hardware
      3. Tape Drives
      4. Optical Drives
      5. Automated Backup Hardware
      6. Vendors
      7. Hardware Comparison
    3. Chapter 19 Miscellanea

      1. Volatile Filesystems
      2. Demystifying dump
      3. Gigabit Ethernet
      4. Disk Recovery Companies
      5. Yesterday
      6. Trust Me About the Backups
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