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Re: appliance and cloud backup



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I may have to revisit using the Virtual Optical.

I keep forgetting about that. Could be a more efficient way to store images in the IFS.

I wonder if anyone on the list has anecdotal evidence that the Virtual Optical is a good way to store IFS documents. Seems a bit kludgy

I know it's good for loading PTF's and such.

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
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message: 2
date: Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:17:18 -0500
from: "franz400" <franz400@xxxxxxx>
subject: Re: appliance and cloud backup

Richard,

In the insurance industry, claim benefits can often be lifetime (dependent upon type of claim, state/federal laws, and legal actions like the asbestos claims still being litigated). We have claims decades old, and still receiving benefits. We have the optical juke box for many platters plus a large amount in IFS. CM supports both individual images in their directories or virtual optical (which looks like an optical juke box and platter to the system). The virtual optical is much more efficient because it is one object to save, but has thousands of images in it, versus saving thousands of individual images.
The san option is desirable, but there is an investment over and above the disk drives to get there, and then add the DR/HA & backup of that.
We've looked at WebDocs and other options, but then that gets into the already existing workflow app, which is extensive.
Jim Franz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Schoen" <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2014 8:35 AM
Subject: RE: appliance and cloud backup


Jim,

Are the optical platters old images ? What type of business ?

In most cases you shouldn't need to have more than 7 years online.

Does CM support restoring to the standard IFS structures or only virtual
optical ?

Just get ready for SLOOOOW IFS backup times after restoring millions of
images unless the Virtual Optical blobs are easier to back up.

You'll probably want a backup strategy where you don't back up the
non-changing stuff very often since it should be static.

We have customers using our WebDocs software where we have replaced CM
installations and they can now store all their images on inexpensive
NAS/SAN disk and can access them directly via NFS shares from the SAN.

Before you go through all the labor of loading up OLD docs make sure the
compliance laws say you have to have them.

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
Where Information Meets Innovation
Document Management, Workflow, Report Delivery, Forms and Business
Intelligence
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web Site: http://www.rjssoftware.com
Tel: (952) 736-5800
Fax: (952) 736-5801
Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT








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