At 10:03 PM 7/6/98 -0400, Jim Welsh wrote:
>I'd like to start a discussion dealing with the management of PTF's and
>Client Access upgrades.
>
>My own thoughts on this are to keep current and perm apply after a week
>or so if all is well.

I'd wait longer than that. As a case in point, we've recently had a pile of 
trouble with the telnet server after starting to use named telnet devices. It 
didn't rear its ugly head until it had been running for a month or better.

>Is it normal to run off IPLSRC B everyday ?

IMHO, Yes

>
>Is it not more effecient to perm apply your ptf's ?
>

I don't believe it is, outside of the added DASD that's required for the PTFd 
code. Once it's running, it shouldn't make any difference.

>How about tape backup management, isn't it a bit risky to take backup
>tapes home with you
>escpecially when your not keeping them in a safe ?

Your security auditor probably won't like that. Permanent archives (month end, 
year end, etc) should really be stored off site in a secure location that is 
under company control. For daily backups though, outside of the risk of 
compromising proprietary information, "home" is not likely to burn to the 
foundation on the same day that the tornado takes out the plant. We have the 
luxury of having two plants in close proximity. The backups from each location 
are stored at the other. In the past however, I have resorted to taking current 
backups home at night, just to get them off site. Archives at that job however, 
were stored in a bank lock box.


Pete Hall
peteh@inwave.com 
http://www.inwave.com/~peteh/

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