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GeneralRe: make your own backups! Pin
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
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trønderen29-Nov-23 6:58
trønderen29-Nov-23 6:58 
jschell wrote:
Up until about 20 years ago tape was the only solution.
I would raise that to 30 years, if you talk about the only solution. 21 years ago, in 2002, my employer at the time - the National Library of Norway - threw out their tape robot, replacing it with a big wall of RAIDed hard disks. Tape was considered an outdated technology; certainly not 'the only solution'.
So that meant a IT guy needed to swap tapes in and out.
This tape robot, thrown out in 2002, was fully automated. No manual handling of tapes. I am not sure how old the robot was; it had been there a few years when I entered the job. Their policy was to migrate all archived data to new media every 5 to 10 years, and the move to RAID disks were considered overdue. So I guess the tape robot was, at the very latest, installed around 1995.
For example a database with encrypted columns. Where is the key?
Certainly an essential question. But it is the same regardless of which backup technology you choose.

With one slight modification: When I am in physical control of the backup media, I consider encryption for the purpose of the backup itself to be less important. If I were to send the files to some other backup service, there is a lot more that I would encrypt. But I take your scenario to mean a database encryption that is done in any case, not just for backup purposes.
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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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