I've learned to toe the company line.  If the boss himself is concerned 
about the cost of i5 disk, then I am.  After all, I'm no Celia (inside 
Dekko joke that Dave will get).
Off brands, like EMC, are still way more expensive than PC disk.  And come 
with their own set of problems with i5/os upgrades, etc.  Been there, done 
that, have the scars.

One reason I added in some thought time was the backup.  Instead of TSM 
going to disk, then tape, we'd set up a special process for this archive 
data to bypass the disk part and go straight to tape.  After all, it's 
archive data and there shouldn't be a big rush on a restore.  We shouldn't 
have to add any new tape drives for the Linux system.  And I am hoping 
that we would reduce the number of tapes in our nightly Domino save to 
give us more than enough tapes to do weekly saves (or less) of the archive 

Rob Berendt

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