Chapter 8. Backup and Recovery

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Backup Strategy
Manual backup and recovery
Automated Backup
Using CVS for backup-recovery

By Don Baccus with additions by Joel Aufrecht

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We will cover some basic backup and recovery strategies. These are intended to be robust but simple enough to set up. For a large scale production site you would probably need to create your own backup strategies (in particular full dumps from oracle, while easy to set up, are far from the best solution).

There are three basic things which need to be backed up, the database data, the server source tree, and the acs-content-repository (which is in the server source tree).

Figure 8.1. Backup and Recovery Strategy

Backup and Recovery Strategy
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