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5.0 out of 5 stars Definate must have for any Unix admin!, 2 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Unix Backup and Recovery (Paperback)
Like most Unix admins I have a fair collection of O'Reilly books which are always of a very high standard but this book is by far the best yet.
Starts with the basic principals and then shows how to translate them into policies and practises.
It's also been carefully written so that it doesn't focus too much on specific tools (other than the scripts supplied on the CDROM) so that it won't date as new tools come along.
In particular the database backup chapters are better than the vendors own manuals by a long way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educating, 18 Feb 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Unix Backup and Recovery (Paperback)
Unix backup and recovery is the kind of book that opens your eyes and shows you a new perspective on a topic that you thought you already had mastered.
Initially I was expecting this to be a technical manual - but I actualy found it very entertaining with the horror stories of backups gone wrong and massive disk failures.
It is a very specialised book - so I would not realy recomend it for every Unix admin. However, if your role is mainly with backups then naturally you will benefit greatly from buying Unix backup & recovery.
As for the price - I have no complaints :o)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Textbook for the Professional, 2 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Unix Backup and Recovery (Paperback)
Somewhat thicker than most of my other O'Reilly books this book contains much of value. I would strongly agree with the previous reviewer than the chapters covering Informix and Oracle Backup and Recovery are worth the cover price on their own. There is much else in the book that can be
of use to Unix Sysadmins and Oracle DBA's.
At the very least I know what my DBA's are talking about a lot more than I did before buying this book.
It is however purely a book for the Unix Professional and is of no value to anyone else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond good, this book is almost 'godlike'., 19 Jan 2000
This review is from: Unix Backup and Recovery (Paperback)
This has to be one of the must have books for any UNIX administrator. The detail, information, and step-by-step guides are wonderful. The content is awe inspiring, covering a large number of solutions, but also a large number of commercial database products e.g. Oracle, Sybase and Informix. Again the detail within each of these three sections alone is worth the book price.
Recommended to all levels of UNIX administrator from novice to expert, within simple to highly complex environments. It covers the lot!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know about UNIX backup/restore get that book, 12 Feb 2000
This review is from: Unix Backup and Recovery (Paperback)
Very nice book. Easy to read and informative. I don't have any other books about UNIX backup/restore but this one seams complete and accurate.
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