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[Discuss] Backing up LVM partitions using snapshots

On 12/16/2011 11:24 AM, Derek Martin wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 07:39:22AM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> The bottom line is that there is no backup medium that is safe.. All
>> media degrade over time. 
> Stone tablet is still the most reliable.  It's just hell to store and
> transport.  =8^)
Add some wheels :-). There is a legal requirement to store financial
data for a period of time. So, you need to make sure that you store the
media properly. This is another reason why Iron Mountain and similar
companies exist. The IT guy in NY suggested that he was going to buy a
tape system for us. (I think it is a waste of money). I would prefer
using a similar system to what we have now where New York is our offsite
storage. I don't want to take up rack space for a tape system. One thing
I could do is to backup to a cloud. Our NAS system has software to do
just that. However, in the near future our Boston data center will be
evaluated by IBM, so I think the status quo will remain.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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