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Re: [Fwd: Fix to Debian GNU/Linux System Administrator's Manual]

On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 06:16:44PM -0400, Yannick Gingras wrote:
> Jens Seidel <jensseidel@users.sf.net> writes:
> > Since I lose my data partially approximately once per year because of
> > hard disk failures and filesystem corruptions I need to start performing
> > backups one day :-) I'm still looking for a simple tool which is aware of
> > Debian/RPM packages (no need to backup unchanged binaries) and version
> > control systems (no need to backup a complete checkout without changes),
> > ... I will see whether the document mentions such a backup system.
> Thats quite unfortunate but this chapter won't help you much.  Debian
> include two powerful backup systems: Amanda and Bacula which could
> replace EMC NetWorker and several light weight systems for the casual
> user that don't require a big configuration overhead like rsnapshot
> and others.
> The guide only mention those but don't even what they do (ok it
> mentions that they do backups).

OK, so I will have to read other documentation. Maybe I (or you) should add
experiences with these systems.
> If I was a new system administrator and I was to read the guide as it
> is today, I would understand that Debian recommend that I buy EMC
> NetWorker...

I hope that not true.
> Is there a good manual to the debian-doc ddt?  I don't know which tag
> to use where.

Yep, see the package debiandoc-sgml-doc. But I'm sure you will not need new
tags, the current document should already contain all important once.

As soon as one wants to rewrite this document it also possible to switch to


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