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Think of it this way, your the system adminstrator and all the computers crashed
due to a stealth virus imported from the internet.   How much money from 30 work
stations do you lose by the hour and how much re-work will have to be done if
you don't keep good backups.

Incremental backups are cheap, easy insurance.  But rarely done in small firms.
Including the one where I work.

Arvel Williams

Bill Allen wrote:

> 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?
> Regards,
> 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
> to
> >
> >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.