Course: Linux backupsLX-BACKUP

The course is available on demand.

Remote training: online live with a trainer and a group. Available on demand, at time and place convenient to you, for groups of at least 3 participants.

exempt from VAT

Price: 490 EUR

refreshments included

computer station included

first minute (30+ days before) - 3%

Category: Linux administration

Backup tools and solutions. File archives, backing up whole partitions (including Windows ones) and disks, networked backup systems (Bacula). Planning a backup strategy. Backing up users’ workstations.


1 day


  1. Backups and data protection
  2. Backup types
    • disk array
    • unstructured repository
    • full copy, incremental / differential copy
  3. Creating simple file archives (zip, gzip, bzip2)
  4. rdiff-backup
  5. Networked backup systems, Bacula
    • planning, assessing requirements
    • configuration, deployment
    • backup monitoring
    • SSL configuration in Bacula
    • web tools for backup monitoring and management
    • backups in a heterogeneous environment (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X)
  6. Physical media considerations
  7. Designing a backup system. Backup strategies. Minimal set of backed up data.
  8. Backing up users’ workstations

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Audience and prerequisites

This course targets intermediate-level Linux system administrators.

Participants must have good knowledge of general system administration and Bash syntax.


Course participants receive completion certificates signed by ALX.

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