Prevent, backup and restore procedures for a web server

Author:Cosmin Catalin Olteanu
Pages:483-489
Cosmin Catalin Olteanu
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LESIJ NR. XVII, VOL. 1/2010
PREVENT, BACKUP AND RESTORE
PROCEDURES FOR A WEB SERVER
Cosmin Ctlin OLTEANU1
Abstract
In These days when everything is stored online on a server a real disaster recovery plan
should be a must for every network administrator. From my experience I would say that the first
step is to prevent and than to make a detailed backup plan and a restore one too. Custom cron
scripts can make automated scheduled various commands just tools for trustworthy systems.
Key words: informatic system back-up plan, mysql dump, prevent power failure
1. INTRODUCTION
In the WEB integrated informatic systems era, reliability of servers is a big issue.
If we have a real disaster plan for prevention and recovery of data loss and hardware failure,
we can say that we have a trust worthy system and we can rely on it.
Every user should trust the system and should work with confidence that his work will be
also available tomorrow.
2. PREVENT, BACKUP AND RESTORE A REAL DISASTER
RECOVERY PLAN
These days when everything is stored online on a server a real disaster recovery plan should
be a must for every network administrator.
From my experience I would say that the first step is to prevent and than to make a detailed
backup plan and a restore one too.
Let’s assume that we have a web generated application that is used as an integrated
informatic system for a university campus.
We’ll go further and we’ll presume that everything is based on Linux (any distribution
available, like Fedora 13, Gentoo, Debian etc.).
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1 Lectuer, PhD, “Nicolae Titulescu” University, Bucharest, e-mail: contact@olteanucosmin.ro

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