Installation - RAID drives or Server Mirroring?
RAID 1 Howto for Ubuntu 8.04
Backups - I made a few changes to the Indivica backup instructions, since I don't have multiple servers doing rsync.
The backup script writes all backup data to the /usr/local/backups/data folder. Using Samba, this folder can be accessed by an authorized user, and the data copied to a USB Memory key or local drive.