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The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center (Network Frontiers Field Manual) Paperback – 1 Jul 2003

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  • Paperback: 740 pages
  • Publisher: Schaser-Varten; 3rd edition (1 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972903909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972903905
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 19.2 x 3.7 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,727,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It has been a joy reading your book. This will be my new go-to guide for backup and recovery." -- Wyatt Banks, security systems engineer, Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles

"Reading this book will save you and your company a lot of money in disaster avoidance." -- Mitch Krayton, Digital Resources *1stKIOSK

"The Backup Book is an invaluable tool designed to help professionals keep their secured data available." -- Scott Petry, vice-president of products and engineering, Postini, Inc.

"This book is an essential reference for anyone interested in storage technology." -- Mark Hurlow, president, FWB Software

"This book is one of the most important survival guides any IT person will ever buy." -- Jerry Pape, founder, Excalibur Software Production and Testing


Detailing what can go wrong in backup and recovery and how this applies to the various backup methods available, this book couples that information with recovery and business continuity tactics played out over the backdrop of various real-world scenarios. Covered is how freezes, corruption, and loss affects documents, equipment, and day-to-day business activities, and the cost of downtime and job re-creation is explained in a way that builds the best budget for availability, backup, and recovery. Protection and restoration of user data and from various locations and times is also covered, as well as how to keep a business running after a power failure, network failure, or other unforeseen event.

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4.0 out of 5 starsGreat coverage, a bit outdated, little Linux information.
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3.0 out of 5 starsGood, but bloated and a bit sophomoric.
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3.0 out of 5 starsStill doesn't fully cover the topic of backup and recovery
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