Best practices

Daniel J. Cody djc at
Wed Apr 7 22:28:01 CDT 2004

Hi Matthew,

As Robert mentioned, the distro of linux you're choosing doesn't really 
match up with the 'critical' factor. Any particular reason your 
organization is choosing debian unstable over any other distro?

At any rate, a good RAID solution paired with a backup server that's 
kept up to date via rsync is a nice DR option. Of course, there are 
various levels of 'disaster', on the high end being multiple machines in 
multiple locations on multiple networks, on the more practical end, 
keeping a hot sync server ready to roll.

If you have any more detail, that'd be great with helping you out..

Good luck!


Matthew Joyce wrote:
> Hi,
> We are planning to run Debian Unstable on a Poweredge 1750.
> this is our first linux on Dell, and will be a very critical app for us.
> although I have admin'd various lixus boxen in the past, I would really
> appreciate any feedback reagrding the best way to run/manage/recover a
> system like this.
> Essentially this box will run Apache Tomcat and Postgresql and Sun Java.
> What are my DR options ?

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