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8.5. Additional Resources

This section includes various resources that can be used to learn more about disaster recovery and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific subject matter discussed in this chapter.

8.5.1. Installed Documentation

The following resources are installed in the course of a typical Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation and can help you learn more about the subject matter discussed in this chapter.

  • tar(1) man page — Learn how to archive data.

  • dump(8) man page — Learn how to dump file system contents.

  • restore(8) man page — Learn how to retrieve file system contents saved by dump.

  • cpio(1) man page — Learn how to copy files to and from archives.

  • find(1) man page — Learn how to search for files.

  • amanda(8) man page — Learn more about the commands that are part of the AMANDA backup system.

  • Files in /usr/share/doc/amanda-server-<version>/ — Learn more about AMANDA by reviewing these various documents and example files.

8.5.2. Useful Websites

8.5.3. Related Books

The following books discuss various issues related to disaster recovery, and are good resources for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators:

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Includes a chapter on system recovery, which could be useful in bare metal restorations.

  • Unix Backup & Recovery by W. Curtis Preston; O'Reilly & Associates — Although not written specifically for Linux systems, this book provides in-depth coverage into many backup-related issues, and even includes a chapter on disaster recovery.

 
 
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