Preparing to recover from problems
``Summary of system administration tasks''
describes a number of practices
that can help you avoid system problems
and minimize the impact of system failures that happen.
A few of these points are summarized here:
Make emergency recovery media as described in
``Creating and using emergency recovery media''.
In case of a complete system failure, you can
follow the procedures to restore your system.
Otherwise, you may need to reinstall the software
before you will be able to boot the system.
Monitor system performance, error logs,
and the system log book regularly.
This can enable you to correct problems
before they cause a hard failure. See
``Using the System Monitor''
``Using the System Logs Manager''
for more information.
Install an uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) on the system
to protect the system from damage
during power surges and failures.
Back up the system regularly.
Consider running full system backups
every week or two.
Because incremental backups are
usually faster than full backups,
it is tempting to run full backups only rarely.
However, if you need to restore files,
you may need to restore
the most recent full backup
plus all incrementals run since then,
which could be a long and tedious process.
Recovering from a system panic
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