Every computer user knows that backing up data is vital. This is usually because every computer user has lost data at some point, perhaps because of a corrupted file or accidental deletion.
Some of the people behind Unix were highly aware of such occurrences, and built in several advanced and useful backup tools. These have been mirrored within Linux, with the result that creating and maintaining backups is easy. SUSE Linux adds its own tools, which make the procedure even easier, courtesy of the GUI.
However, regardless of the software available to use, the questions are which data should be backed up and where the archive file should be stored. These and other questions are answered in this chapter.