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    Hi all,
    I know itz easy question but i want to verify one thing b/c i m starting server administration after long time. What I want to ask is if i m doing normal + incremental backup. how i'll recover data in case of failure. i m explaining my question. suppose i have done normal on Monday, then incremental on tuesday, Wed, Thursday and Friday. Suppose my system crush on Satarday so how i'll recover. Will i'll b putting Friday disk first, then thursday, then wed .. tuesday and monday OR monday first, then thuesday, wed, thursday?.
    cheers

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    Re: back up problem

    You'll put in Monday first then Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri.

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    • #3
      Re: back up problem

      May I suggest you use differential as opposed incremental backups. In that case you would only need Monday and Friday to restore.
      TIA

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      • #4
        Re: back up problem

        Originally posted by teiger View Post
        May I suggest you use differential as opposed incremental backups. In that case you would only need Monday and Friday to restore.
        Absolutely.

        Do realize files deleted / moved / renamed after the full backup will also be restored in their original spot as the incrementals or differentials look at file dates for files that still exist (generally not trapping a file got deleted or moved).

        Better to have more files / directories than not enough but if there is a ton of delete / move / rename activity, you'll have some cleanup after the restore.

        Point being, do a full backup as frequently as practical.
        Last edited by rvalstar; 29th May 2007, 11:33. Reason: no ==> not
        Cheers,

        Rick

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        • #5
          Re: back up problem

          Originally posted by rvalstar View Post
          Point being, do a full backup as frequently as practical.
          This is something that i cannot agree with more.

          I run a full backup everynight on our servers. Unfortunately this may change soon due to the sizes of the disks and consolidation of servers

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