Wojciech Puchar writes:

Wojciech Puchar writes:

>  > Do the tapes get taken off-site, or do they sit in the same
>  > location that the servers will burn when a fire breaks out?
>  
>  probably sits on place, if not he wouldn't need tape changer, but
>  would change manually :)

        The backup system previously mentioned stores the data four
feet from the machine serviced.  It is - explicitly - designed to
protect against catastrophic disk failure, not conflagration.
        And the backup job runs at 01:59:00, when all operators are
happily asleep.
        The other advantage to this system is the cost.  A (new) SCSI
LTO-2 and 35 tapes runs US $2000 and up; the same four week's
capacity is less than $400, maybe less than $300.


                                Robert Huff

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