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GeneralRe: make your own backups! Pin
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
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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
jschell29-Nov-23 4:48 
dandy72 wrote:
Isn't everything about a tape backup solution proprietary?


Up until about 20 years ago tape was the only solution. So that really wasn't a consideration.

Not to mention that automation systems even with tape were very expensive. So that meant a IT guy needed to swap tapes in and out.

dandy72 wrote:
The non-starter is when you have massive amounts of data


There are other potential problems. For example a database with encrypted columns. Where is the key?

Or an encrypted file. Where is the key or passphrase for that.

Those are not necessarily relevant just to disaster recovery either. If you have 7 years of backups, which is often considered a norm for financial data, and you get a subpoena you will need for legal reasons to show that you tried to recover that data.

At one company I considered disaster recovery just not possible. The DBA stated it would take more than a week to restore the database from the back up. But in addition there was no back up for the proprietary machine that ran the database. I figured best case scenario was that it would take 6 weeks to recover if the hardware failed. They originally budgeted an onsite back up machine but that was nixed due to the cost. Nixed by those above operations/development.
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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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Paul Sanders (the other one)29-Nov-23 0:08
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