Disasters do happen, big or small, so we better be prepared before these happen. Commercial Operating Systems ship tools to help you prepare or create images for several years already. However, Linux still lacks a good standard tool delivered with the core system tools (besides tar) to assist with creating a disaster recovery images. As you can image a disaster recovery (DR) exercise is more then just restoring a plain backup. In the first part of the presentation we will guide you through the different steps in creating a Linux Disaster Recovery Procedure Plan and going deeper in some aspects of Business Continuity (BC) planning. In the second part of the presentation we will give you an overview of the available solutions on the market around Linux DR tools with some pro/cons.
Über den Autor Gratien D'haese: Gratien D'haese is a Belgian independent IT Consultant who is already 25 years active in the Unix world (and with Linux since its invention in 1991). He has a broad experience with Unix in general, security, networking, big system administration tasks, clustering, troubleshooting and IT consultancy. Gratien delivers talks around various topics since the days of the Belgian Unix Users Group and other organizations promoting the Open Source movement. He is co-founder and main designer of Relax and Recover with Schlomo Schapiro. This project started in 2006 and the software package is part of Fedora and EPEL. He is also project leader of the Open Source project "Make CD-ROM Recovery (mkcdrec)" which is the forerunner of rear. He serves to the Fedora community as an ambassador.