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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>

> > From: at [mailto:discuss-
> > at] On Behalf Of Matthew Gillen
> >
> > Not everyone can have a bank vault to put their computers in.
> 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.
> Which is a silly way of stating the obvious:  Even if you have physically
> secure locations, you still have to unsecurely transport your media to
> those locations.
> And a zillion other pointless scenarios, that are pointless to get into.
I'll mention one aspect that wasn't mentioned thus far, and basically makes
this discussion moot:  Insurance underwriters are now requiring that
customers encrypt backups.  So, if you want business insurance (general
liability, I'm not even talking about a "data breach" policy), then you
will encrypt your backups.

Greg Rundlett <>

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