If you’re a systems administrator, it doesn’t matter what platform you use, so long as it can get the job done. Part of that job is ensuring the safety and viability of the data housed on those servers. Unless you can protect that data, and efficiently and effectively restore it (should disaster strike), you’re facing down failure.
And now that Linux is widespread through enterprise-level companies across the globe, part of your new world order is making sure that you can take care of every aspect of those servers. Those duties include creating data backups.
If you are new to Linux, or need a course refresher, there are certain things you’ll need to know about the process, including which tools are available. To that end, you’d be surprised at just how many options you have for this task.
Learn more about the tools needed, as well as some handy tips, for backing up data on your Linux servers in this article from TechRepublic Premium.