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April 2002

Why not differential backups? 
- I get this question frequently. It's usually triggered either because the tape device can't hold an entire backup set or because the time required for backup interferes with productive work. Most of the time this can be easily remedied by a larger or faster storage device, but someone is bound to bring up the idea of differential backups.
- Sendmail can be scary. If the 1,000+ page O'Reilly reference doesn't give you pause, the cryptic configuration files probably will. Here are the basics.