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[Discuss] Revisiting VMWare ESX backup options

On 10/31/2014 06:14 PM, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On 10/31/2014 5:43 PM, Rich Braun wrote:
>> One word on modern backup strategy: encryption.
> I disagree in the general case. Anything that adds unnecessary
> complexity to a backup system is a failure begging to bite you.
I agree here. If you provide physical security on your backups you
should be ok, but in certain situational conditions where you can't
fully secure the backup media, then I certainly support encryption. 
But, one consideration is that the backup media could be stored for
years especially if it contains commercial financial data.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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