10-25-2002, 12:40 PM #1Web Hosting Guru
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backup: will I be safe by doing so?
I'm already doing quite a lot of backups but I want to rationalise everything as good as possibile. I did install a good backupscript right now which splits up the backup and makes it incremental.
Could you please tell me if my list of backups is ok? Am I missing something? Do you think it's a good way to split the backups up (to be able to restore the data on a new box fast?
- 1 tar file for bind8 + webalizer, daily
- 1 tar file for proftpd, daily
- 1 tar file for qmail, daily
- 1 tar file for APACHE + websites, daily
- 1 tar file for ip addresses (interfaces), weekly
- 1 tar file for system users and groups, daily
- 1 tar file for Logs, weekly
- 1 tar file for mysql, daily
I'd be really very happy for your opinions and suggestions!
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10-25-2002, 03:42 PM #2Web Hosting Guru
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I would just grab /etc and /usr/local/etc all the way down every day.
Run a mysqldump and grab that instead of the databases, since backing up /var/db w/o shutting it down is useless.
Jump up one for the websites to /var/www so you know who's who and can restore the whole dir structure.
/var/qmail & ~vpopmail in one tarball and /home excluding vpopmail in another.
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