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 How many backups can you go back?

Our backup rotations go back from one to two months. But I do have some set aside with special information on them and have burned some data onto CDs. I have been burned by a user wanting information that had rotated out of the backup tapes months earlier. So I think A.P. Lawrence is right.

"It's just not true that the value of backups is ephemeral. For example, some of the Cobol programs I took from a very old sco box and brought to life on a Linux box should have been on tapes; it was fortunate that the drives hadn't died completely:Transfer SCO Acucobol to Linux. As the programs themselves hadn't changed in years, even a very old tape would have been valuable."
Deep Backup

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 6, 2005 )


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