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5 Linux backup and restore tips from the trenches

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It's easy to quote best practices and to tell someone what they should do, but it doesn't always work in actual practice. "Everything works on paper," was my response to an architect who told me that I need to "adhere to the recommended guidelines and best practices rather than being a rogue sysadmin." The fact is that I wasn't a rogue sysadmin. The problem was that this "architect" had never even been inside a data center, nor had he ever seen a server enclosure. He was simply reading a manual and telling me how it should be done, although he'd never had the experience of doing it himself.

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