Backup Strategy Ideas
Posted on 2003-03-02
I figure this is a good area to ask a question on backups.
just wondering what other people do for backup rotations. we used to have a single tape-drive where we would change the tape daily and take the previous nights backup tape off-site, keep an end-of week tape off-site for a month, and also end-of-month tapes in a safe at a bank.
now we just got a new tape drive, its a Quantum Superloader (autoloader) SDLT320. it has two 8-tape-magazine slots - we only have one installed.
we are trying to come up with an agreement on the best rotation strategy. i personally think that daily changing is no longer required, only the weekly/monthly tapes, anything more would defeat the purpose of the cahger..(?)
what does everyone else reckons!