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From: radoslav dejanovic (radoslav.dejanoviczagreb.hr)
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 02:06:59 CDT
On Monday 17 September 2001 02:36, Systems Administrator wrote:
> What do people have in their kit to deal with emergencies? In our last
> emergency, I was directed to "Tom's Rescue Disk" (http://www.toms.net/rb/).
> I realised that it would be useful to have a printout of /etc/fstab from
> every machine. Is there anything else which people would recommend to me?
> (disks, printouts, whatever).
1. RAID 1, at least - if you have mirrored disks, you can take out one, while
the other continues to provide storage service
2. Backup of all system scripts, including /etc/ subdir, all cron jobs and
everything you needed to change after the default instalation.
3. If you can afford it, you can even make images of hard drives on CD.
Norton Ghost does the job very well, but it is not free. If you need free
solution, combination of dd and gzip is pretty usable, and if you combine it
with netcat, you can even do a simultaneous network mirroring on multiple