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Re: thoughts about physical server being offsite


Backup transition is a key issue that has come up.

If you intend to change backup providers, you need to maintain both licenses for a long while.

The last place I worked in the US had a 7 year backup retention policy. That means you either have to convert the old backups, which means restoring them to disk and backing up with the new software.

So take that into account with the plan.

As to power, I understand multiple companies in the US can sell power. That as noted does not change the reliability of the transmission system, there only being one in most locations.

As far as grid overlap goes, the best place for that are locations like downtown chicago, where there are three overlapping grids.

Power blackouts in such areas are very infrequent, but they can happen anywhere with the right weather.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation

Re: thoughts about physical server being offsite

>> BackupExec is used for backups. Does any one use BackupExec for their Colleague/Datatel backups(currently we use DataProtector) with HPUX.

If I read that right, you mean that if the server(s) are located at the remote site, they'll want to use BackupExec to backup the server, whereas at the moment you use HP Data Protector.

I'd say that was like repalcing the modern XP/Vista PC on your desk with an old 386 running MS-DOS...

BackupExec is fine and dandy on small departmental windows systems, but it is just an *awful* product on UNIX. I can't beleieve any serious third party hosting provider would expect you to use such a terrible product!

Opinions are my own, not my employers etc...



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