October 2009 archive

On tape…

Ok, I have no problem with tape.  It’s a *GREAT* backup medium when your requirement is portability for massive amounts of data and you’re not replicating said data. If I had to ship 400TB of backups to Iron-Mountain, to protect against the earthquake-to-end-all-earthquakes tape would be my FIRST choice (though maybe, as a GIANT CAVE …

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Upgrade fever…

Downtime last night – This time (almost) planned. In my constant effort to stay no more than a couple of steps behind current technology, I have started aquiring Dell 1850’s to replace my 2650’s. I decided to go with the 1850’s because they are smaller form-factor, which means that they’ll fit in my cramped little …

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Microsoft loses data, but no backups?

Microsoft, T–Mobile Apologize For Data Loss, Offer Month Credit File this under whups.  Microsoft loses data.  That’s not a big surprise. But I’m in a situation where Microsoft is recommending to a customer that they use almost exactly the same technology to protect their new exchange environment – there is a HUGE part of me …

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