in our small office we run mirrorred drives on the server . All workstations
have their local data backed up on the server drives. Said workstations are
on ups's , the server too. Evening back-ups to a laptop which I take home .
Every project revision gets archived on the server in a database and also on
CD-R.
I believe this is barely adequate and would like to improve. BTW, internet
access is via a firewall/proxy on a dedicated machine, our workstations
don't share resources which are not supposed to be shared, etc. No opening
html mail, no javascript , no hiding known file types, etc. for attachments
. No wild upgrades either to running programs during projects .

Matt Tudor, MSEE
http://www.gigahertzelectronics.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Pobursky" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] recovering data


> On Tue, 30 Apr 2002 09:46:49 -0700, Dennis Saputelli wrote:
> >i just got a tape drive IDE internal b4 you trash tape this one
> >is pretty cool IDE 30/60gig Tapeware software runs in background
> >and makes an incremental b/u every night unattended every
> >version of every file is on there and it is very fast pretty
> >easy to retrieve
>
> I didn't mean to trash tapes. In fact, I ran a 12/24GB DAT backup
> system before I switched to hard drives. Tape drive systems
> become a real PITA when you can't fit all your backup data on one
> tape though. Once that happens, you start getting lax about
> backups and that's bad. Any backup is better than none at all.
>
> >with the hard drive method its hard to get all the old versions
> >sometimes the older backup is the better one
>
> My backup software works the same for tapes, CD's, or hard
> drives. You can do incremental or full backups, over write or
> not. It's up to you how you want to manage your backups. Mine
> stretch over a 14 backup set, so I usually can "go back" about 2
> weeks to any file on any workstation.
>
> >in pc mag a columnist recommends the new USB external hard
> >drives about $250 for 20+G hard to beat
>
> Yes, the external removeable drives are nice. I'm looking at
> converting my main backup system to removeable drives and
> individual carriers on a USB 2.0 or Firewire link.
>
> >using a second internal hard drive on the same box is not a
> >great idea i've seen more than one total box meltdown take out
> >both drives
>
> Agreed. I would never a second drive as my primary backup,
> however it is a good way to do automated incremental "snapshots",
> say hourly, of your work in progress. It can all happen
> transparently for the most part and is just another part of an
> overall backup strategy. I still have my daily full workstation
> network backups that happen independently on my server system.
>
> Matt Pobursky
> Maximum Performance Systems
>
>

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