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Re: Re[2]: File Backups

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Gee, are you _sure_ that your backup system is safe enough?
Let's see, 30 servers, full backups weekly for 18 months, that's
2,340 sets!!
And you "off-site" a copy of these to a site in seismic zone 4?
Shouldn't you find an abandoned salt mine in seismic zone 0?
Do you transport these sets using an armored Brinks truck?

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at) <Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 10:15 AM
Subject: Re[2]: File Backups

>     We may have a larger scale operation than you do, but here we have
>     about 30 production servers which are backed up each night.  The daily
>     backup is an incremental backup, only the changed files are saved,
>     similar to what you do.  Each week a full backup is made, every file
>     on the server is copied.  The full backups are kept on site with a
>     copy going off-site (San Diego area) for disaster recovery purposes.
>     These full backups are kept for 18 months and then recycled.
>     Ed Haninger
>     Fluor Daniel
>______________________________ Reply Separator
>Subject: Re: File Backups
>Author:  rlewis@techteam.org_at_-FDInternet at FDINET
>Date:    01/05/1998 11:04 AM
>We have had some discussion on hardware for backups, but now I would like
>shift the focus to procedure and scheduling.  What I would like to see is
>other's opinions, strategies, etc. on backing up computer files.
>     .......
>     I would like to hear of a more systematic approach to scheduling
>     backups and using tapes from some of you experienced backuppers (new
>     word).
>Richard Lewis, P.E.