One of my basic IT rules is “If you have some software running, do proper maintenance and keep it up to date or remove it.” I know, that’s one of those simple readings which end up to be quite easily forgotten and dismissed – especially as it’s connected to something called ‘work’. But to be honest, it’s not […]
As I am using Online Backup as a virtual data safe since some time now, it is time to look back and see what it did: The amount of data I am keeping safe is something around 2 GB. Sure, this doesn’t seem to be much but it is only the important stuff I which I cannot get […]
Backup is always one of those beloved topics of system administration as nobody cares, but cries on data loss. This posting shouldn’t rate a method of backup – it should just introduce online backup as a way of doing things.
As sysadmin I am talking about Backups every day, as things can break very easy. But are backups always usable, up to date and compatible? I was testing some software as suddenly my KDE crashed and the profile assistant launched. My settings were lost. What now? My backup is on a pc 25 km away from here – […]
If you rent a root server, there might be some ftp space to do backups included. But where are those backups stored? You never know if this server is ‘open to public’. What now?
Ich denke, ich habe heute eine wichtige Lektion zum Thema Backups gelernt, nachdem die Platte meines Mailservers beschlossen hatte, ihre Reise über den Jordan anzutreten. Aus diesem Anlass nochmal der Aufruf an alle Kollegen, die eventuell auch an Servern schrauben und arbeiten: Backups sind ein wichtiger Teil der Arbeit eines Systemadministrators. Es ist nicht immer der Plattencrash, der […]