White Paper:

Best Practices for
Linux Server Backup

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Insider tips to keep your Linux servers protected.

Linux servers offer reliable efficiency to amass the advantages of the Linux operating system at a minimal cost. Besides, Linux servers can help businesses seeking high flexibility, stability, and most importantly, security.

However, just like any other piece of equipment in an IT environment, they are not immune to downtime. Be it from direct hardware malfunction, natural disasters, or cyberattacks, Linux servers can come to a halt at any moment. To minimize downtime and potential data loss, sufficient protection for your Linux servers accompanied by a robust backup strategy should be a business priority.

This white paper Best Practices for Linux Server Backup provides a series of practical measures that can help safeguard your Linux servers and, when disaster strikes, recover your systems and data in minutes.

This white paper covers

This white paper covers:

  • Basics of a Smart Linux Server Backup Strategy
  • Best Practices for Linux Server Backup
    • Create a Backup Plan
    • Automate Backup Workflows
    • Invest in Backup Storage
    • Reinforce Backup Protection
    • Document Backup Procedures
    • Test Your Backups
    • Follow the 3-2-1-1 Backup Rule
    • Create a Linux Server Backup Checklist
    • Use Incremental, Application-Aware Backup
  • Insider Tips from NAKIVO Experts
    • Tips to Tune Up Backup Performance
    • Tips to Eliminate Single Points of Failure
    • Tips to Cut Down on Costs
    • Tips to Optimize Storage Space


NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup, ransomware protection, and disaster recovery solution for virtual, physical, cloud, and SaaS environments. As one of the fastest-growing backup and ransomware recovery software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO boasts 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and a network of over 8,000 partners worldwide. Over 26,000+ customers in 180 countries trust NAKIVO with protecting their data, including major companies like Coca-Cola, Honda, Siemens, and Cisco.

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