[svlug] Re: RedHat 7.1-- first impressions: it's awesome! <- Now install XFS ...
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Mon Apr 30 15:00:02 PDT 2001
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:24:29 -0700
Robert-Emmanuel Mayssat <emayssat at cemax.com> wrote:
> J C Lawrence [claw at kanga.nu] wrote:
>> Yup. Home stays local. Workstations choose (or not) to
>> subscribe to the campus backup service which does periodic
>> background backups (usually incremental). Security of edge WS is
>> a comparitively minor issue as there's no little/no exposure of
>> the backup system.
> This procedure has one big disavantage: price. I don't know about
> all the (non free) backup server software but usually if you want
> to backup a client you need to have a license for it.
One solution which I've seen done under Legato, is that the WS data
set is incrementally synced with a batching backup server, which
then runs legato against its local store. In house devved scripts
do the WS->server incrementals etc periodically.
> Also I do not believe that a user should be responsible for the
> backup of its own data.
Its an election thing. The default is that you suck and backup
centrally. If the user does something else (emaing they have local
root), then they are responsible for the consequences, encluding
complying with any local backup policies.
J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
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