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GeneralRe: make your own backups! Pin
theoldfool28-Nov-23 4:01
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Jacquers28-Nov-23 4:15
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jschell28-Nov-23 5:03
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Amarnath S28-Nov-23 4:19
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YSLGuru28-Nov-23 4:54
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jschell28-Nov-23 5:07
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dandy7228-Nov-23 6:21
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BryanFazekas28-Nov-23 6:30
BryanFazekas28-Nov-23 6:30 
jschell wrote:
Specifically even though it is seems to be working, is it being verified on a regular basis? So can one actually get to that old data?

A former employer had a rigorous backup schedule for the office file server. Incremental backup Monday through Thursday, Friday was a complete backup that was saved for 12 weeks (tape cartridges were recycled every 12 weeks) and the last full backup of the month was saved for 12 months. We had a collection of 30-40 tapes that were all well-labeled and cycled through the process consistently.

This system had been in place for 5 years and ran flawlessly.

Then my team had to recover a file from a backup. We spent 8 hours trying to pull that file. Then any file. Then from other backups.

We had a box of tapes and not one of 'em was readable. Completely worthless. We reported this to management.

They replaced the system a year later ...

It gets better ... this was in the time when 386 was the main PC architecture. The backup system was a board that only ran in a 286, so the office used an ancient (well, ancient in computer years) PC that we could not update because the software that came with the board didn't run on newer OS. The office was on Win 3.11, can't remember what the 286 box required.
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dandy7228-Nov-23 8:28
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trønderen28-Nov-23 11:00
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jschell29-Nov-23 4:48
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trønderen29-Nov-23 6:58
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jschell30-Nov-23 5:59
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trønderen28-Nov-23 9:11
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jschell29-Nov-23 4:48
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trønderen29-Nov-23 7:00
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Ron Anders28-Nov-23 5:55
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Gerry Schmitz28-Nov-23 6:43
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theoldfool28-Nov-23 23:38
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jschell29-Nov-23 5:38
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