[THIN] Re: System Back-up solution.

  • From: "Robert K Coffman Jr. -Info From Data Corp." <bcoffman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:14:09 -0400


> On 6/7/2010 1:33 PM, Jim Kenzig wrote:
> I think that is a bad idea.


>In the end you still need tapes.

For what?

I disagree with Jim. If your dataset allows for it and you maintain multiple copies and OFFSITE storage as we do with tapes, I think USB drives make a lot of sense.

One thing to consider (this works well in virtualized environs) is custom boot CDs that throw system images out to an NFS or SMB mount - perhaps the USB drive itself) and use other backup software to do fulls/incrementals.

The key, as will all backups, is managing your media, testing restores, and discipline in checking logs.

- Bob Coffman

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