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While every user's environment differs to some
degree, there is a common requirement shared by all which is to
conduct systematic backups.
Regular backups minimize the cost to recover
after a system crash, hard disk failure, corruption, accidentally
deleted files or any other event which can require the recovery of
files stored off-line on tape or in some other medium.
Backing up data is one of the most important,
if not the singular most important tasks that system administrators
Administering backups requires a degree of
discipline and behaviors that need to be instilled in operators from
the onset of their employment. Both the duties and responsibilities,
along with a clear description of the repercussions of failure to
backup and restore data need to be clearly articulated to employees
and included in their job descriptions.