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[Discuss] Revisiting VMWare ESX backup options

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu)
<blu at> wrote:
> Even fewer can put their backup media into a locked vault which is inside their secure server closet and then transported, still locked to the bank vault, which is then locked during the transport into the safe box.

On-site backups aren't much of a backup.

There are companies who will store your offsite backups securely ...
or so they say.
I suspect that's secure from all but the Government anyway  but one
hopes they require a warrant first.

But if the tapes get lost in transit and aren't encrypted ... happens
more often than they'd like to admit ... you may have a PCI / HIPAA /
other personal data rights law issue, though, as anyone whose personal
data was on the lost tapes is probably entitled to notice.

So yes, backups that aren't encrypted may be a problem EVEN IF NO ONE

Darn, I'm agreeing with R.P. again ...

Bill Ricker
bill.n1vux at

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