[CentOS] Backup server

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 13:41:56 UTC 2010

Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> So you need to be able to walk the fine line
>> between these two.
> I'm trying. Something it just isn't enough. Although the boss has a soft spot 
> for linux, as he also heads the  CADD (Computer Aided Drug Design)-group.
>> To put it into perspective, ask the manager how much it would cost the
>> business if this data was unrecoverable?  After that, if they still
>> don't want to spend a few hundred $$s on the insurance, get it in
>> writing that your manager understands the risk and print it out and
>> post it on your office wall.
> Rather confrontative isn't it? Me being a Swede, I try to avoid those 
> situations if possible, and find a compromise instead that both parties can 
> live with. 8-} Oh, and I'm a government employee, so the money I spend is 
> tax-payers money. Got to be careful there.

Being careful with the money is the point.  Someone has to understand the risks.

> You know how that saying goes? You can chose between good, fast and cheap. But 
> you're only ever allowed to pick any two. For me that's IT in a nutshell. ;-)

The other question to ask is whether an offsite copy is needed.  After a fire or 
other site disaster some businesses might collect the insurance money and 
disappear - others might want to be able to rebuild and continue.  Government 
operations would probably need to continue and need a plan for that.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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