Monday, March 9, 2009

Managers can be so pragmatic

Like many others companies this particular client has over a terabyte of storage spread out over several servers. Many of the files are old and obsolete but for legal reasons, they have to be kept. So today the office manager called me and during the discussion on data sprawl she noted that since USB external drives are so inexpensive, why not do a backup of the files to tape archive and then move the files off the server on to a USB external drive and store the drive as a convenient archive? Considering the time and resources to backup seldom used data, moving to an extermal hd to be stored away is a great solution that we can all use.

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