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Linux - Backup and Restore


This course introduces users to the process of planning a backup strategy and shows them how to create and restore a backup.

This lesson is part of our Linux online training series which contains over 27 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a backup and restoration strategy based on business requirements
  • Differentiate between full backups, partial backups, incremental backups, and copies
  • Plan for backup storage and retention
  • Create a backup using the tar utility
  • Restore a backup that was created using the tar utility
  • Create and restore backups using cpio


  • Identifying Backup Requirements
  • Choosing a Backup Strategy
  • Planning a Backup
  • Choosing a Backup Type
  • Backup Storage and Retention
  • Restoring Files from Backup
  • Creating Backups with tar
  • Restoring Files with tar
  • Creating and Restoring Backups with cpio

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Linux.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), includes a variety of features and all courses qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

StaffKit is an e-learning leader in providing computer training tutorials and online education. We have satisfied customers in over 75 countries using our online training courses. We have been a leading provider of self-paced web based training for the past 10 years.

Total Courses: 9
Total Time: 27+ hours
Only $99.95
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Total Time: 1723+ hours
Only $249.95
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