On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 03:00:01PM -0400, Laurence Bates wrote:
> What is the general thinking about using the campus Ethernet for infrequent
> archives of data between buildings? Is the existing traffic approaching
> capacity? Is the security risk acceptable? Should it be restricted to
> certain hours? How much DR is really gained by archives that stay on
I certainly don't have a problem with this. I do this for all of my
servers (many gigs, at least once daily), and I'm sure AIS does this for
a number of servers around campus.
Having data in two separate physical locations is definitely a step in
the right direction. Of course, an off-site backup is better, but two
buildings on campus is a big +++.
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