• Subject: RE: Off-site backup storage Was: Managing PTF's...Strategy?
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 14:28:25 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cirocco [SMTP:JCirocco@gw.ctg.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 8:25 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Off-site backup storage Was: Managing PTF's...Strategy?
> Alan,
> >>>Regarding tape management, it is not generally so much more risky
> >>>taking the tapes home (depending on where you live I suppose) than
> >>>the potential disaster of have them and your AS/400 burn up, drown,
> >>>or get stolen from work at the same time by leaving them there.  
> I would like to toss my $.02 in here.  I am against having an employee
> taking tapes home for the above scenario.  I once had a process where
> I
> took tapes home.  Since I came in at 7am and left at 4pm the tapes
> were
> still on site when a fire occured in the building at lunch time.  I
> was in a
> different portion of the building and could not get to the tapes.
> You should have kept the tape with you, isn't that what body cavities
> are for ! 
> Sure is easier with the 8mm tapes than it was with those 1/2" reels.
> :-)
> Neil Palmer                                AS/400~~~~~      
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