Suitable Quota & tape Backup
Posted on 2005-04-20
Hello to all,
today here i m not for any problem just a good feedback/suggestion about 2 different issues which i mostly encounter.
1- Suitable Quota
I have 150 email users , we are in enginneering and construction bussiness and my engs used to get huge drawing files pretty often .
I have setup the quota of 200MB each for ordinary users and 300 for directors and big bosses but often people complaints that's not enough and need to be reviewed.
They compare their office mailbox with bizarre gmail and yahoo Gb mailboxes and feel that if gmail can give 2 gb and then they shd get atleast 500MB. my boss already have 1.5 gb mailbox size and i told him couple of times that big mailbox more prone to corruption & recovery problem.
I always make them clear that "there is no limit, u must restrict urself " how u do house keeping thats the most imp thing rather than increasing quota" .Moreover (i said to them ...)we should compare our quota with other organization not the commercial giant like yahoo or gmail.
just wondering how other organization set quota those who have 150-200 users
2- Tape Backup
this is not related to lotus but just thought that there could be someone on EE whose role c'ld be similar to me (1 man show system administrator including lotus administrator)
we have total 400GB over data(including 30gb for mails) which we takes in 7 dlt 40/80 tapes every month , i had attended a seminar from EMC2 "how to make storage simple" and these guys were saying that 70% IT professional around the world now interested to go for Disk(IDE HD) backup rather than tapes .
i was just wondering how u guys do backup ?
handling so many tapes is also a problem in case of recovery and pls if any of u have bad experinces of tape recovery or strong advantage of disk backup then let me know .